Concord police warn about thieves targeting homes for sale

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Concord police are warning about thieves who are targeting homes for sale and helping themselves to what's inside. (KGO-TV)

Concord police are warning about thieves who are targeting homes for sale and helping themselves to what's inside.

They say it happened twice over the weekend, so they want people to be aware and maybe make some changes to protect themselves.

The homes for sale that were broken into are in Concord and Clayton. The homeowners don't live there anymore, but thieves took appliances, furniture and TVs.

Realtors say it is so important that you put your good stuff away.

"One of the first things we tell our clients is to protect anything that's of value to you. Whether it's something of memorabilia, or it's something of like 'don't leave a Babe Ruth card on the table.' Be smart with your jewelry. Put away things that are really meaningful to you," realtor Michael O'Brien said.

Another tip - move the lockbox from the front door. It can be like a beacon to thieves.

Instead put it on a side door.

Police say tell your neighbors what's going on. Let them know when contractors will be at the house, so if they see someone who isn't supposed to be there, they can call police.

Investigators say they have not made any arrests in these cases.
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