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KIMBERLY — Twin Falls County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several burglaries near town.

Six reports of theft were filed Friday, spokeswoman Lori Stewart said in a statement. The thefts occurred between 3 and 8 a.m., from 3500 East to 3700 East and from 3400 North to 4000 North.

In one case, a homeowner witnessed a man in a black ski mask get out of a burgundy or purple SUV and open the door of the homeowner’s truck. The homeowner yelled out and the suspect ran back to the SUV and left. The homeowner saw one other person in the SUV, Stewart said.

In each instance, the vehicle doors were unlocked, items inside were gone through or taken. The suspects also gained access to two garages, in one case after finding the remote garage door opener in the car. Several purses were taken along with various other items.

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The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who has information about these crimes to contact the Southern Idaho Regional Communications Center at 208-735-1911, or for anonymous reporting, Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677) or 800-222-TIPS. For residents who live in these areas, please check any security camera footage during these times Friday morning and report anything suspicious or unusual.

As always, the sheriff’s office recommends keeping car doors locked at all times. Remove any valuables from your car or keep them hidden out of view.

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