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Published June 18, 2013, 09:54 PM

Burglaries are on the rise in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Burglaries are on the rise in Fargo.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Burglaries are on the rise in Fargo.

Police have investigated 191 burglaries so far this year - that's 56 more than at the same time last year.

A scary moment for one woman this past weekend - Police say she awoke early Saturday morning to find a burglar in her home - she chased him around the house before he fled.

Lieutenant Pat Claus says although they filed 6 burglary reports over the weekend, some of them took place nearly a month ago.

DEP. Chief Pat Claus- Fargo Police Department: "Weather is one contributing factor. Kids being out of schools, another contributing factor is that most people on vacation in the summer, so they're gone from their homes."

If you're going to be gone, Claus says to close your windows and garage door - and always lock your doors.

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