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Prince William County burglaries: Four reported since New Year's Eve

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More than $30,000 worth of goods and cash have been taken in a series of burglaries across Prince William County since New Year's Day, county police officials say.

The burglaries, which have taken place at homes in Woodbridge and Dumfries, are believed to have begun between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and include three that happened in a span of about six hours on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There is no word as to whether or not the burglaries are connected.

The first crime happened between 8 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 14000 block of Fallbrook Lane in Woodbridge. Police say the burglars broke in through the front door and made off with $5,000 worth of jewelry, gaming consoles, laptops and an iPod.

A day later, three more burglaries were reported. The first in this series happened in the 2500 block of Sedgewick Place in Dumfries, where a television, tablet computer and gaming console were taken after burglars broke in through a hole in the wall.

Two hours later, another crime was reported in the 3900 block of Leaf Lawn Lane in Woodbridge, where the largest amount of goods were taken. After police say the suspects broke in through a basement door, the burglars took $22,000 worth of jewelry and other items, in addition to cash.

The final burglary happened on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning in the 4100 block of Ferrara Terrace in Woodbridge, where jewelry, a laptop, an iPad, a camera and two gaming consoles were taken. Cash was stolen in this burglary as well.

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