Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester family reported thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was taken from their home as the result of an apparent burglary over the weekend. 

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Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen says officers responded to the burglary Sunday evening. It was believed to have occurred while the family was not home between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

The reported burglary occurred at a residence in the 1400 block of 41st St. Northwest. Moilanen said a family member returned home around 9 p.m. and found the residence’s back patio door was open and the lock was broken, which wasn’t the case when the family left. 

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Inside the family member found open cabinet doors and an estimated $6,000 worth of jewelry missing. Moilanen says police are investigating the break-in and that so far no arrests have been made. 

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The Rochester Police Captain also offered some tips to help residents deter burglars while they’re not home. He suggests: 

  • Ensuring all doors into the home are locked
  • Making it appear as though someone is home 
  • Buy security or doorbell cameras if you can afford them 
  • Look out for your neighbor and report suspicious activity to law enforcement

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