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Second string of burglaries under investigation in Twin Cities

This time it's in the west metro cities of Independence, Loretto and Orono.

As police in Minneapolis investigate a series of home invasions, an investigation into a similar set of crimes is getting underway in the west metro. 

On Saturday, West Hennepin Public Safety — a police department that serves two cities in the area — posted a Facebook alert warning residents about a string of break-ins:

The burglaries happened in Independence, Loretto and Orono, with the thieves entering unlocked cars and using the garage door openers inside to gain access to the victims' houses.

Two cars are among the stolen items.

West Hennepin police are reminding residents to make sure their homes and cars are completely locked.

Their post comes a day after Minneapolis police issued a statement via Facebook about a string of burglaries where the residents were home at the time. 

There's no indication those break-ins are related to the ones in the Independence area. 

Anyone with information about either set of crimes should contact their local police department or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. 

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