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      String of burglaries at Lake of the Woods

      The burglaries happened during the daytime and early evening hours.

      Boone County Sheriff??s investigators are looking for some burglary suspects they said broke into several homes and a convenience store in the Lake of the Woods area east of Columbia.

      Investigators are offering a reward for information on the burglaries that happened since Mid-December.

      Kimberly Wright was on vacation with her family when the burglars arrived at her home.

      Wright said, ??We came home to our door kicked in.??

      Her neighbors scared the suspects away before they took anything. Wright and her neighbors are taking extra precautions.

      Wright said, ??We keep all of our windows locked. We dead bolt our front and back door. We have our pit bull to help us with our safety.??

      The burglars took televisions, jewelry, video games, a rifle, alcohol and other items from the homes and cash from the convenience store.

      The suspects forced their way into homes in all of the burglaries except one. In that case, the burglars entered through an unlocked window.

      The burglaries happened during the daytime and early evening hours.

      Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact Columbia CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.