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DERBY - Burglars seem to be getting more brazen by the moment, and burglaries more prolific, based on Vermont State Police crime reports.
Recently, a Holland man was attacked from behind with a blunt object by an accomplice when the victim tried to stop one of the burglars from ransacking the shed. And despite the arrest of two suspects in a number of area burglaries, the crimes continue.
During the early morning hours Sunday, Benjamin Hiscock was at his sister's residence on the Glover Road in Barton when he woke up to find a man going through his belongings in the bedroom. Hiscock yelled and the man fled. The burglar is described as about 5 foot 7 inches tall with short, blonde hair and walked with an awkward gait.
On Monday, Michelle Gilcris and her family returned to their Willoughby Lake Road home in Barton to find the glass to the back door smashed. Burglars had entered the residence and stolen a laptop, about $200 in cash and about $300 in miscellaneous items.
On Aug. 22, Greg Monty of Newport Center discovered that copper piping and welding equipment were taken from a job site in Waitsfield, VT. The job site was located on VT RT 17, one mile from the intersection of VT RT 100 and VT RT 17.
Anyone with information about any of these events is asked to contact the Derby Barracks of the Vermont State Police at 334-8881.