Suffolk County Police report that four homes in Smithtown and St. James have been struck by burglaries in less than a week.
A Smithtown homeowner on Grassy Pond Drive South was first to report their home was robbed on Oct. 16. Police said the burglar entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door to take a laptop computer that was visible through the door and stole jewelry. The property owner was not home at the time of the burglary.
A second burglary was reported at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 across town by a Smithtown homeowner on Wadsworth Place. A burglar entered through a ground-level window on the rear of the house, possibly left unlocked, according to police. The thief took a variety of computer equipment and stolen jewelry.
On Oct. 18, a Smithtown homeowner on Mark Drive reported a burglary at 8:40 a.m. Police said they believe the burglar entered through an open bedroom window, stealing jewelry.
Suffolk County Police recently discovered a vacant home on White Avenue in St. James was broken into on or about Oct. 15. Police said the garage door was left open, several windows were broken and there was significant damage done to the house.
Police are looking into and investigating the recent string of burglaries of Smithtown and St. James, including any possible connections.