Cedar Falls police are investigating a rash of recent home burglaries that happened while the residents were home. The burglers are apparently entering unlocked homes and taking purses and wallets. Sometimes the purse and some of its contents are found in a yard a few houses away with the cash and other valuables missing.
Unlocked garages have also been entered and on one occasion a car with the keys left inside was stolen. In another incident, keys to a home were left in the car and the suspects used the keys to enter the home. Police are urging residents to lock their homes and garages at night and report any suspicious activity.