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Protect Your Seasonal Home From Becoming a Target for Thieves

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January 3, 2014 -

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Department is investigating two seasonal home break-ins that may have happened months ago.

Two neighboring homes were broken into on Lakeshore Drive near Lake Leelanau.

Deputies estimate the break-ins happened between September and Mid-December, after they were closed up for the season.

The thieves found keys and entered both homes without causing damage.

In one, a stack of Christmas presents was taken.

In the other, household items like trash cans were stolen.

Neither home looked lived-in, and despite the owners having family members check in periodically they became easy targets.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to call the Leelanau County Sheriff's Department at (231) 256-9829.