North Shore residents nervous after recent burglaries

CREATED Oct 8, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 8, 2012

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SHOREWOOD - People living in Milwaukee's north shore suburbs are on edge after a rash of burglaries.

It has been relatively easy for thieves to pull off these crimes.

Police in Shorewood are urging people to lock their doors.

Elaine Spiller and her husband Steve aren't surprised to hear burglars are targeting upscale neighborhoods in Shorewood.

"It's good to get the word, so people pay a bit more attention," said Spiller.

Police say thieves struck five homes in eight days on E. Beverly Rd., E. Jarvis St., N. Prospect Ave. and E. Shorewood Blvd.

Police believe burglars all walked in through unlocked doors.

"It certainly feels like a safe area," explained Spiller.  "I think people get a little bit lax."

Wallets, purses, cash, credit cards, even electronics have all been taken, all in early morning hours.

Thieves also struck on a home on Cramer Street in Whitefish Bay. 

They also took cash, credit cards and electronics, but the homeowners were sleeping upstairs.

People are asked to call police if they see anything suspicious.