City warns of vacation burglaries

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EDMOND, Okla. -- The couple living at 444 Manner Park in Edmond was gone for the weekend, creating a perfect opportunity for thieves to pounce.

Police said crooks vandalized and burglarized the home, stealing nearly $9,000 worth of cash and property.

Edmond Police Spokesperson Jenney Monroe said, "They were missing a gun, at least $4,000 in cash, a signed OU football in a souvenir box."

They also swiped a gold engagement ring, wedding band with diamonds and a bottle of Crown Royal.

According to the police report, the intruders broke out a back window to get inside. 

Neighbors believe they jumped the back fence, disappeared in the brush and up a dry creek bed behind the home.

It's not the first break-in. 

Neighbor, Kathleen Kanoff said there have been several home and auto burglaries lately in the community near 2nd St. and Coltrane. 

She even walked out of her home to find thieves ripping her off bicycle.

Kanoff said, "When they saw me, they turned around, put up the tailgate, smacked the side of the truck and drove away."

Police said it's important for folks to keep an eye out for vacationing neighbors during the summer season. 

Kathleen is already launching a community Facebook page to keep neighbors notified in StonePoint. 

Kanoff said, "We have a pretty good network and we are pretty alert. I don't imagine it can go on too much longer."

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