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Idaho police say burglaries on the rise

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Police in Coeur d'Alene say they suspect an organized crime group is behind a recent increase in burglaries.
     
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Sgt. Christie Wood says the burglars are driving through town to see if doors are left open, scouting for vulnerable neighborhoods and then returning to the homes to commit the robberies.
     
Through October, vehicle thefts were up 23 percent compared to last year. Residential burglaries are up 2 percent and commercial burglaries are up 18 percent. Police expect the numbers to show another increase in November.

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