Police warn residents of post Christmas thieves

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GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Police warn residents to be on the lookout for after holiday burglaries.

You may not take much notice to the empty boxes piled up outdoors, but thieves do.

Criminals can take notice of the big screen TV’s and other electronics you have by the trash you leave outside your home.

“They drive up and down the alleys and the streets right after christmas and they take notes of addresses whether they’re gonna come back in a day, come back in a week or come back in three months,” said Officer Rob Zink, St. Paul, MN Police. “They know exactly what’s in the house now.”

Police in Minnesota are working to reduce the amount of burglaries. They’ve set up a recycling container in certain parking lots.

People can drop off their empty boxes, day or night, into the new year.

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