Wave of garage burglaries reported near Nokomis neighborhood

Stolen items include electronics, money and even a car.
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Police are alerting south Minneapolis residents to a string of burglaries that targeted detached garages on New Year's Day. 

According to a news release, seven burglaries happened overnight on Jan. 1 in the Page neighborhood, which is part of the Nokomis area. 

An additional break-in occurred a short distance away on 1st Ave, just west of I-35W.

The release says that at each garage, the side door was "either left unlocked or forced open."

The perpetrators made off with quite the haul, taking "construction equipment, a leaf blower, tires, an Xbox, TV, and money." In one instance, a vehicle — with a key fob left inside — was stolen.

The below map shows where each of the burglaries occurred:

Map of garage burglaries

While police are ramping up patrols in the area, they say they need "neighbors to continue to look out for each other and to call 911" if they see anything suspicious. 

They also recommend keeping properties well-lit, and making sure garage service doors are "ALWAYS" locked.

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