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Police: Burglaries on the rise in Petaluma

Home burglaries, car burglaries, business burglaries, all are escalating in Petaluma, reported police officials Tuesday.

In the last four months Petaluma police have investigated 47 burglaries, compared to 17 in the same time period last year, reported Lt. Tim Lyons.

Of those 22 were homes and 25 were businesses.

Most of the burglaries have occurred at night and have been in west Petaluma, concentrated in the area of East Washington and Petaluma Boulevard.

In 11 cases, burglars have smashed windows of businesses to get inside. They've taken cash registers from seven businesses and property from four, according to police reports.

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