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Bexley: Thief enters sliding door, grabs watches

More than $30,000 in luxury brand watches and electronics were reported stolen from a home in the 300 block of Stanwood Road, according to Bexley police.

The homeowner reported someone entered his home through a rear sliding glass door between 3 and 9 p.m. and took various Invicta watches, a 48-inch television and an e-reader valued at a total of $30,900.

In other recent Bexley police reports:

* Ski equipment valued at $1,578 was reported stolen from a garage in the 2000 block of Sherwood Road. The homeowner told police that ski poles, bindings and two sets of skis were taken between April 1 and April 5.

* A burglar broke the window of an attached garage in the 300 block of South Roosevelt Avenue and entered the house through an unlocked side door March 23 or 24. The homeowner reported April 5 that various items were missing, including $80 from a wallet, a piggy bank containing $15 and a Hollister hoodie.

* The renter of an apartment in the 800 block of Village Creek Drive told police the driver's side window of her vehicle was broken and it appeared her stereo faceplate had been stolen between March 29 and April 1. Once the report was submitted, a police officer noted he had seen the broken window earlier in the week and removed the stereo faceplate and hid it underneath the driver's seat to ensure that it wasn't stolen. The owner later found the stereo part.

* On April 8, a man reported someone entered the garage attached to his house in the 100 block of South Parkview Avenue through an unlocked side door and then entered his home. Nothing was taken, but items had been moved and cabinet doors were left open.