Officials investigate rash of burglariesAuthorities believe the burglaries in Duluth, Superior, Cloquet and surrounding areas are related.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office announced today it is working with five Northland law enforcement agencies investigating a rash of residential burglaries in Duluth, Superior, Cloquet and surrounding areas over the past two weeks.
Steve Steblay, supervising deputy of the sheriff’s office in Duluth, said authorities believe the burglaries are related.
The burglaries are similar in nature with the suspects taking flat-screen televisions, cash, jewelry and firearms. Multiple vehicles have been used to commit the burglaries at various times of the day.
The suspects knock on the door of a residence and if someone is home they either ask for directions or if the homeowner is selling something. If no one is home, the suspects make a forced entry and quickly remove items from the residence.
Law enforcement reminds the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods to 911, or to call the investigative division of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office at (218) 336-4350.
Other agencies involved in the investigation are Duluth, Superior and Cloquet police and the Carlton and Douglas County sheriff’s offices.