The Mansfield Division of Police is currently investigating several burglaries that have occurred in the south-end of the city over the past month. The area that is being targeted includes homes located within a 1-mile radius of the Cherryhill Neighborhood and comprises residences on Rambleside Drive, Betzstone Avenue, and along the Ridgewood BLVD area.
At least 12 burglaries in this area were found to be similar in nature with entry being gained into the residences through unlocked doors and/or open windows, many with window screens being cut to gain entry. A review of the burglaries shows several are reported to be occurring overnight between the hours of 10PM to 6AM. In nearly all of the burglaries, the victims were at home at the time of the break-in and asleep. However, they awoke to their homes ransacked and items missing including cash, jewelry and credit cards.
The suspect has been described as a white male wearing all black clothing including a black hoodie.
We are asking that anyone who may have information about these burglaries or may have seen or be able to assist with the investigations to please call Major Crime Detective Richard Clapp at (419) 755-9470.