Man claiming to look for lost dog believed to be robbing homes in VB

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by Philip Townsend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 6:00 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH---Police are looking for a man they say is using a clever excuse to break into homes in Virginia Beach.
 
Neighbors in the Homestead nieghborhood believe a man claiming to be looking for a dog has broken into several homes in the past month.
 
"If you catch him, he just gives you a bogus number and says he was looking for a large black dog," said Civic League president Karen Nuskiewicz. "Some neighbors didn't think anything of it."
 
Nuskiewicz sent a mass email alerting neighbors to the rash of recent break-ins.
 
Police have also increased patrols. Officers were seen canvasing the area on horseback two days ago. 

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