Police investigate rash of burglaries in College Hill

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CINCINNATI - Police are investigating a rash of daytime burglaries that have occurred in College Hill over the past six weeks.

Police say the majority happened between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Mondays and Tuesdays being the most common day of the week.

The most recent incident took place Monday, Dec. 10 when a suspect broke into a residence in the 8000 block of Granville Lane around 9 a.m. and entered the home through the basement. 

The homeowner confronted the suspect, who fled on foot and escaped from police. That suspect is described as a black male 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 145 pounds and has a scraggly beard.

Police urge residents to ensure all doors are locked and windows are secured. Also report any suspicious individuals near your residence or property.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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