50 more homes were burglarized in Pueblo during the month of June this year than were hit during the same month in 2011. The City’s Police Department has a plan to fight back.
The department is launching its first home protection campaign, designed to provide information to help homeowners secure their property. Officers will be at several local businesses during the next week to answer questions from the public and provide crime prevention tips.
Officers say they’ll also have extra patrols in certain neighborhoods, especially during the day.
"I think a lot of times people believe that burglaries happen when they're on vacation, which is still true but we're also seeing some differences where they're hitting the early morning hours just after people go to work, so that's a concern as well,” explained Pueblo Police Officer Rebecca Jaeger.
One piece of advice police are sharing is that homeowners should itemize the possessions in their house. A complete list of the serial numbers on electronics and photographs of other valuables could help recover items if they are stolen.
Officers will be out at these locations:
Monday, August 13th - 8am-3pm - Northside Wal-Mart
Tuesday, August 14th - 8am-3pm - Southside Kmart
Tuesday, August 14th - 10-am-2pm - Home Depot
Wednesday, August 15th - 8am-3pm - Target
Thursday, August 16th - 8am-3pm - Southside Wal-Mart