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Overnight burglaries reported in Batavia

In at least one incident, the offender robbed the home while the residents were in bed, police said.

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A man is believed to have broken into two homes in Batavia Friday and Monday, according to Batavia police.A pair of burglaries reported in Batavia prompted a community alert from police.
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Batavia police are warning residents to secure their homes following a pair of burglaries reported in June.

The first incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. June 7 in the 700 block of Houston Street, according to a community alert from Batavia police. The homeowners saw the person standing in the dark near their bedroom door and even had a brief conversation with the burglar, believing it was their son.

After realizing the person they were speaking to was not their son, they decided to check their home and found the door to the basement and garage open, police said. The offender had ransacked a vehicle in the driveway and stole electronics and credit cards from inside the residence.

The second incident happened Monday night in the 300 block of Whipple Avenue, police said. The offender entered the home through an unlocked attached garage and left with property.

The offender is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, about 6-feet with black hair, police said.

Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call Batavia police at 630-454-2500.