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Oshkosh police investigate overnight burglaries

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By Scott Davidson from United States (Police Car Lights) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Police car emergency lighting fixtures switched on. By Scott Davidson from United States (Police Car Lights) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - A series of overnight burglaries on Oshkosh's west side are under investigation by police.

Cops say in the past two weeks, businesses on-or-near Koeller Street and Washburn Street between Highway 21 and W. 20th Avenue have been burglarized six times. The suspects are targeting cash and electronics, and police believe several of the crimes may be connected.

Oshkosh police is asking businesses to keep their doors and windows locked after hours and to activate alarm and camera systems. The department is also asking the public to report any suspicious vehicles, people or activities occurring around businesses that are closed.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call police at (920) 236-5700. Anonymous tips can also be left with Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers by phone at (920) 231-8477, by text message at 274637 and starting with the keyword IGOTA, or online.

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