Neighbors on high-alert after rash of burglaries in Knoxville

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PITTSBURGH - Neighbors in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville community are on high-alert after several burglaries in recent days.

According to police, at least three home burglaries have been reported in the past several days -- two were reported on Monday.

In one case, the burglars entered a home on Suncrest Street and stole a man’s Xbox and tablet all while his son was inside sleeping.

In another, Janet Baker said she left her home for an hour, but when she came back, she noticed things were missing.

“It’s a nice area and I’m comfortable in my home,” said Baker, who has lived in Knoxville for 29 years.

Luther Reed, who lives a few blocks away on Reifert Street, said he tries to keep an eye on his neighborhood.

“Since we’ve been here it hasn’t been too bad,” he said. “But it’s getting too close. They start up there and end down here, especially in the alley because you can’t see anything in the alley.”

So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information on the rash of burglaries is asked to contact police.