The Loveland Police Division is investigating two recent burglaries that may be related to a series of 12 burglaries that occurred in Miami Township. Additional jurisdictions in Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties have also experienced burglaries with similarities and may have been committed by the same individuals.
According to the department, the method of operation for these crimes involves someone knocking on the door or ringing the door bell. When no one answers the intruders force entry into the home, usually at the back door or a rear window, and remove jewelry and firearms. In three of these instances residents were at home and surprised the would-be burglar when they attempted entry. In all of these burglaries there have been no vehicles in the victim’s driveway and/or packages have been left in plain view at the front door giving clues that no one is at home. If someone does answer the door the offenders give an excuse why they are at the residence, such as, “I’m looking for Amanda, I must have the wrong address” and then they leave.
A dark gray, older conversion van has been seen at one of the burglaries. The van has a high top roof with side windows and a window in the in the high top above the windshield. The vehicle was operated by a white female with blonde hair. A male, described as being in his 30’s, thin build, less than 6’ tall with short light brown hair was also at the scene.
Residents on the east side of Loveland should be especially aware, according to the department. If anyone observes this vehicle or other suspicious activity they are urged to call 911 or police dispatch at 677-7000 immediately.