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Police warn of daytime break-ins in one Richmond neighborhood

Posted at 10:16 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 23:05:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are asking folks that live in Richmond's Museum District to keep an eye out for suspicious activities after two break-ins there in broad daylight this week.

According to a post by Richmond Police Lieutenant Mauricio Tovar on the NextDoor App, the first one happened in the 3200 block of Stuart Avenue, and the other happened on the 3100 block of Hanover Avenue.

The news that burglars broke into two separate homes in her neighborhood leaves Monica Mihelich feeling unsettled.

"I live on the first floor here, and I do live alone, so that is definitely a concern of mine," Mihelich.

Monica Mihelich

Monica Mihelich

Tovar said the break-ins happened between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and said the crooks broke glass on the rear doors to gain entry in both instances.

That last part worries Mihelich the most.

"The back door there is not a whole lot I can do, especially on an old building like this," Mihelich said.

She said she'll be looking for anything suspicious and hopes her neighbors do too.

"I hope it doesn't happen anymore, that it was just a fluke," Mihelich said.

If you do see anything suspicious, police want you to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.