PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland Police said several homes homes in the USM and Libbytown neighborhood have been burglarized in the past week.
In all the cases, police said burglars entered the homes overnight through unlocked doors or windows while the residents slept. Police said this is an "unusual and concerning trend." The perpetrators have targeted cash, credit cards and small electronics, such as iPads and cell phones.
These burglaries occurred on Craigie Street, Twin Knolls Lane, Woodmont Street, Bolton Street and Frances Street in Portland.
Residents are asked to report any suspicious activity and lock their doors and windows. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8533.