Burglaries in Chandler up; crime watch groups encouraged

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Burglaries in Chandler on the rise

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CHANDLER - Police say home burglaries are up in Chandler compared to this time last year.

Burglaries may be up 10% since June of 2008 and police say there are three contributing factors: the growing city, it is summer so kids are out of school and the struggling economy.

Police want to encourage residents to create neighborhood watch groups so neighbors can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

Tonight at 3TV News @ 9 Ryan O'Donnell, talks to a homeowner whose home was recently burglarized while her daughter was inside the house.

For more information on forming a neighborhood watch go to