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Last updated 11:33AM ET
July 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Burglary warning
(WOUB) - Authorities in central Ohio's Fairfield
County say residents need to be on guard against a serial burglar.

Sheriff Dave Phalen says in the county southeast of columbus, about 20 homes have been the target of middle-of-the-night break-ins over the last four weeks.

The sheriff says typically, a screen is cut or removed so a window can be
opened, and wallets and purses are taken.

Phalen says he fears a homeowner will confront a suspect and get hurt.

The sheriff is telling residents to make sure windows and doors are locked overnight and maybe leave lights, TVs or radios on.
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