DORSET - The State Police in Shaftsbury are currently investigating a burglary that occurred over the Christmas holiday at 1131 Route 30 in Dorset. The elderly couple who reside at that address were out of town visiting family for the holiday when the house was broken into. Entry was gained into the house by forced entry into the attached garage, according to the state police.

Footprints located in the snow indicated that the thief was likely picked up by a vehicle on Route 30 upon completing the theft. A considerable amount of time was spent inside the residence as it was completely ransacked and thoroughly searched. Items stolen include an extensive coin collection, cash and jewelry.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Turner of the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421.

Police are also investigating a burglary that took place on 5016 Vermont Route 30 last Friday, Dec. 27, shortly before 5:30 p.m.

According to the Vermont State Police, sometime between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27, someone broke into and entered the residence through a rear window. Some of the items taken include coins, jewelry, silverware and other small items. While investigation was underway it was discovered that the adjacent residence at 4976 had also been broken into. Details of these incidents are still under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Stange of the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.


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