The days since Christmas were popular for burglars in Buffalo, according to police reports.
In one of the most recent home invasions, an Eggert Road man said somebody smashed two doors and door frames about noon Thursday to enter his home, where they stole a laptop computer, three flash drives and $50 in change.
Another complainant told police on Wednesday that somebody broke the glass to enter property on Woepple Street, stripping the piping and taking other items. Meanwhile, a Stockbridge Avenue woman told officers that somebody broke a door and frame to enter her home sometime between Monday and Wednesday, and stole items worth more than $1,000. And a Minnesota Avenue man said Wednesday that intruders kicked in two doors to get into his apartment, where they took a laptop computer and wireless headphones worth a total of $950.
Also Wednesday, burglars who entered a Hertel Avenue home took a $550 iPad, diamond earrings valued at $250 and a gold necklace worth $500, the owner reported. And a laptop computer valued at $250 was taken Wednesday afternoon from an apartment in the 200 block of Niagara Street, the owner told police.