Lock your doors — that’s the warning police are giving as they release more information on daytime burglaries in Amherst.
The warning comes on the heels of the Aug. 1 arrest of Roger Rowser III, 18, of Lorain, Dominic Bellamy, 24, of Youngstown, and a 17-year-old Shaker Heights boy. Police said they are suspects in break-ins and thefts in the Greenlawn Drive, Terra Lane, and Shadylawn Drive neighborhood.
A victim of a prior burglary called police after seeing three males knocking on doors. Officers found none had solicitor permits.
But two did have full backpacks with liquor and jewelry inside. One bag held a Sentry-brand safe. And two of the suspects already had warrants out for their arrest.
Investigators confirmed the jewelry and safe had been taken from a Greenlawn home. Now Rowswe, Bellamy, and the teenager face felony counts.
A Sharondale Drive home was also burglarized around 11:36 a.m. on Aug. 3, said police, who discovered someone had forced open a door at the rear of the house to search for valuables.
Among the items stolen was a handgun, according to police.
After the incident, neighbors recalled seeing suspicious people in the area. Police are now reminding residents to speak up immediately if you see someone or something out of place in your neighborhood.
The Amherst police department can be reached at 440-988-2625.
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