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NEWFANE – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies are investigating reports of two burglaries with similar patterns that happened a short distance away from each other while the homeowners were at work on Wednesday.

A 45-year-old homeowner in the 5800 block of Wilson-Burt Road said when she arrived home from work at 4:50 p.m. she noticed someone had broken a back window and had shattered a sliding glass door on the patio leading to the bedroom. The bedroom and closet were ransacked and the contents of her jewelry cabinet, along with her laptop and Nintendo Wii were stolen. Total loss and damage were $6,500.

Nearby in the 2200 block of McClew Road, a 34-year-old man told deputies that he arrived home from work at 4:40 p.m. and found shattered glass. He said someone had used a brick to break the sliding glass door, which is the entrance to the kitchen. Stolen were a laptop, a Wii game system and accessories, an iPod, iPhone charger and $35. Total loss and damage were $1,665.