Solon police are investigating a rash of burglaries that occurred over three days last week.

According to reports, three burglaries took place beginning Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, and police suspect they may be connected.

The burglaries occurred on streets both north and south of Aurora Road

In the first incident, a 70-year-old man reported on Oct. 30 that an intruder entered his house on Woodsdale Lane and removed two televisions, one of which was taken from the wall. The other TV was stored in the garage, according to the report. The owner told police that he was preparing his house for an upcoming sale and had hired individuals to remove items.

On Nov. 1, police responded to Spatterdock Lane at 7:35 p.m., where a 45-year-old male reported that upon entering his home, he discovered glass in the rear door had been shattered. There were signs in the residence that people removed items and a list is being completed for detectives.

At 10:56 p.m. on Nov. 1, police responded to Liberty Road where a 56-year-old male reported signs of forced entry in his home and several items disturbed. He, too, is compiling a list of items for detectives. The door at the home appeared to have been pried open, police said.

Lt. Joseph T. Alestock said that there is nothing the residents could have done differently besides possibly having a home security alarm.

“Realistically, this is a crime of opportunity and can happen to any of us,” Lt. Alestock said.

For the last decade, Sue Reid has covered the government, business climate and residents of Solon. A Times reporter for 22 years, Ms. Reid has earned commendations from the Ohio Newspaper Association and Cleveland Press Association.

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