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Westerville: Burglars break in through garages at two residences

Two Westerville homes were burglarized within the past week, according to reports from the Westerville Division of Police.

The residents of a home in the 900 block of Lori Lane reported that they arrived home from work at about 5:45 p.m. June 10 to see that their garage door was open and find their home had been rummaged through.

Televisions, computers and jewelry were stolen.

A resident of the 700 block of Whithorn Court reported he awoke about 7:50 a.m. June 11 to find his garage door open.

Tools, including binoculars, saws, hammers and yard tools were stolen, as were items that were in the victim's car, including designer sunglasses.

The homeowner told police that he was sure his garage door was closed when he went to bed just after midnight, and his daughter, whose room is over the garage, reported hearing the garage door opening and closing several times during the night.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

* A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car and injured while he crossed Cleveland Avenue at Westview Drive at 1:30 p.m. June 12.

The boy and his friend were attempting to cross Cleveland Avenue outside of a crosswalk, reports said. As the boys crossed the street, the driver of a car slammed on her breaks, but the boy still struck the left side of her car.

He was thrown to the ground, hurting his right foot and right arm.

The boy was treated by medics at the scene, then taken to a hospital by his father for further treatment.

* A business in the 1200 block of County Line Road reported a lockbox containing $200 in cash was stolen on two separate occasions between May 31 and June 11.

Video from the business showed a man scaling a fence onto the business' property after hours and entering the business through an unlocked door.

* An unlocked car parked in the 1000 block of Gateshead Way was entered between 10 p.m. June 10 and 7 a.m. June 11, and a laser measuring device, digital camera and change were stolen.