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House burglarsin Niagara Falls on the move in recent days

NIAGARA FALLS - Niagara Falls police were busy Saturday investigating four burglaries netting thieves thousands of dollars in loot.

The biggest haul came from a Linwood Avenue home that was burglarized between 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday. A rear window was forced open and an estimated $3,700 worth of belongings were stolen, including a video game system, a TV and jewelry valued at $3,000.

Police also said an apartment door was kicked in at an Osborne Court residence between 6:30 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. Friday and a laptop and a desktop computers stolen.

The burglar also dismantled a bedroom safe and made off with about $600 in coins, police said. A padlock was cut from a garage door and a snowblower also was stolen. The total loss was projected at $2,250.

A Niagara Avenue apartment was burglarized overnight Friday and a TV and video game system stolen, p-olice said. The loss was estimated at $628.

Also, an inventory is being conducted in the wake of a break-in at the Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services maintenance garage on 16th Street. Police said the garage was entered between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday and ransacked, with tools, equipment and srap metal and pipe fittings stolen, said police, who noted a door was forced open.