Burglaries that took place at two homes while the residents were away over the Fourth of July holiday weekend are under investigation by the Coon Rapids Police Department.
A neighbor watching the home of a resident on the 300 block of 110th Avenue NW while they were out of town reported a burglary to police the morning of July 6.
Police found an exterior door to the garage unlocked, then forced entry from the interior garage door into the house.
The home had been rummaged through and when police contacted the homeowner, they were told her credit card had been used at an ATM and at Target store in Blaine, according to the police report.
On returning home later that day, the resident reported that credit cards, jewelry and electronics had been stolen.
The evening of July 7, residents of a house on the 10600 block of Avocet Street NW returned home after being gone since July 3 to find property missing.
A storm window had been removed from a lower level window to gain entry and earrings, a pair of binoculars in a black leather case, three gold rings and $50 in cash were reported stolen.
Peter Bodley is at firstname.lastname@example.org