Vacant homes for sale in Guilford County robbed

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The Guilford County Sheriff Department is reporting appliance thefts at empty homes for sale.

Authorities said the home break-ins took place between Jan. 27th and Feb. 24th in the Adams Farm Area.

On Hunt Chase Court, a stove was stolen and on Cromwell Road, a refrigerator and a stove were taken. On Creek Point Court, a refrigerator was stolen.

Investigator David Prince said in all three cases there does not appear to be any sign of forced entry.

"We've noticed more of these homes getting broken into now," Prince said. "They're using these appliances as a way of scrapping. They are taking them to scrap metal places and receiving funds for the scrap metal from the appliances."

Prince said if a Guilford County resident plans to put their home on the market, they can always request frequent property checks to monitor the home.

Deputies said they are not sure if the three cases are related.

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