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Murrieta burglars switch off power before break-ins: police

January 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Murrieta police say recently burglars have been switching off electrical breakers as a way to tell if people are home.

If no one is home, the suspects force their way in and ransack the home for valuable jewelry and unsecured firearms.

Police remind residents to remain extra vigilant and to keep valuables, especially guns, well-secured.