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Macon Police are investigating a string of three burglaries that all happened around Thanksgiving, all in the same south Macon neighborhood.

The first happened on Lyons St. the night before Thanksgiving, where jewelry, cash, TV's, gift cards, clothes and a rifle were taken.

Then, the day after Thanksgiving, two homes right next to each other on Sylvian Drive were also hit. In one, a relative says the intruders kicked down the door, took a flat screen TV from one room, cash from another, and also took some Christmas presents that were meant for her grandchildren.

At the other house, the door was also kicked down, and three TV's, jewelry, and other electronics were taken.

Macon Police records estimate the value of goods taken from the three homes at more than $22,000.

All three of the victims were not at home when the burglaries occurred. None of them would speak on camera to 13WMAZ.

Neighbor Laverne Cantrell says she's lived in the neighborhood since 1960. She says she's noticed an increase in crime over the last 10-15 years.

"It's too close to home to tell you the truth," she says.

Macon Police would not confirm whether the three incidents are related.

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