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Experts and police offer advice following spree of 100-plus local burglaries


Steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a household burglary range from common sense precautions around the home to thinking twice before sharing personal information online, according to experts and police.

Last week, the Sidney Police Department announced law enforcement officers are investigating two Sidney women for allegedly burglarizing more than 100 homes in Cheyenne County. According to police, at least some of the homes burglarized were selected because of information posted on the Internet.

As social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, become ubiquitous among al...

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