Franklin Park police are warning residents that a series of daylight burglaries have been taking place in the area.
According to the police department website, there have been four break-ins since Nov. 12. All of them occurred during the day.
- Dec. 1 McAleer Road near Mt. Nebo Road
- Dec. 1 McDevitt Road near McAleer Road
- Nov. 24 Wexford Bayne Road near Rochester Road
- Nov. 12 Brandt School Road near Corporate Drive
Click here for an interactive map show the approximate locations of the break-ins.
In the most recent burglary on McAleer Road near Mt. Nebo road, police said a family returning from vacation found thousands of dollars of jewelry missing.
"For anyone it's traumatic when their home is broken into," Franklin Park Police Chief Don Dorsch told WPXI-TV. "They're getting in quickly by forcibly entering the homes. They're going after mainly jewelry."
Dorsch said the break-ins are all random and have all occurred not far from the interstate.
"They're taking personal items, sometime heirlooms, a thing that can't be replaced, that's the tragedy," Dorsch told WPXI.
Homeowners are urged to lock doors and windows, and call 911 immediately if they see suspicious activity.