Daylight burglaries reported in two Bear-area townhouse communities


(From New Castle County Police)

New Castle County Police are presently investigating numerous daytime residential burglaries that have been occurring within two townhouse communities in Bear. Over the past several weeks County Police have been investigating daytime burglaries that have occurred within the Amberfield and Briargate communities.

Police are asking those residents living in the aforementioned communities as well as the surrounding communities to keep their doors and windows locked when not home, as unsecured windows and doors are easy access points to burglars attempting to enter residences.

Police also encourage anyone with information regarding these incidents or observe any suspicious persons and/or vehicles in these areas, to contact the New Castle Police at 9-1-1 or through the non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

To offer information regarding this investigation, you can also contact the New Castle County Police Department at 395-8118 (ATTN: Detective J. Piser) or send him an email at You can also submit crime tips anonymously by going to and following the link for Tips and Alerts. You will be asked for a subject line, the location the tip applies to, and your tip information. You may also attach a photograph. Citizens may also provide text tips by texting the key word NCCPD followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP411). Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

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