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Residence site of two burglars on the same day

A Delaware woman reported her residence was burglarized twice in the same day last week.

The woman first reported her home in the first block of High Street was burglarized between 1 and 4 a.m. May 8.

Someone stole a television worth $1,000 from the residence, according to police reports.

At 8:30 p.m. that night at the same residence, someone stole a laptop computer valued at $1,400, reports said.

The crimes were classified as burglaries, although there was no sign of forced entry at the scene, police said.

Other people have access to the home, and the crime could be reclassified as a felony theft if one of those people committed the crime, police said.

Delaware police have a suspect in the case, but no charges have been filed, according to police reports.

In other recent Delaware area police reports:

* A Delaware man reported he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery between 8 and 8:30 p.m. May 9 at a business in the 200 block of South Sandusky Street.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, reports said.

Police arrested Roy W. Hodge, 24, of North Clinton Street in Defiance, following the alleged incident, reports said. Hodge faces a charge of robbery, a third-degree felony, reports said.

* Delaware police responded to a report of theft from a vehicle that occurred between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 11 in the 100 block of London Road.

An unknown suspect stole a purse valued at $430 from an unlocked vehicle, according to reports.

* Three people reported their residence was burglarized between 7 and 9:30 p.m. May 11 in the first block of Lexington Boulevard.

An unknown suspect stole an estimated $3,380 worth of jewelry, electronics and luggage from the residence, according to police reports.

There were no signs of forced entry, reports said.

* Police responded to reports of a burglary that occurred between 3 p.m. May 13 and 12:30 a.m. May 14 in the first block of Poplar Bend.

The incident is inactive pending further investigation, reports said.