Guns, cash taken in multiple homes invasions

The Rockford Police Department reminds homeowners to keep homes and garages securely locked and valuables safely stored after three daytime home invasions occurred Thursday, Dec. 8.

The incidents occurred in the 5100 block of Egypt Valley NE, the 10800 block of 3 Mile Road NE, and the 6600 block of Blakely Drive NE. Each home was broke into while residents were not home between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Electronics, guns, cash and jewelry were stolen from the residences.

Police advise to always keep doors and windows locked, including garage doors. Keep guns and high-end valuables secured in a safe. Report any suspicious persons/vehicles. Beware of and report any persons who come to your house asking for directions or who claim to be lost. If possible, obtain a license plate number of any suspicious vehicles.

Residents who have any information about these crimes are asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at (616) 632-6100.

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