The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in solving several recent daytime residential burglaries, including two that occurred just south of De Soto, said Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a sheriff’s spokesman.
Erickson said four burglaries occurred in Spring Hill and Edgerton, and four others were in the eastern part of the county.
The burglaries are occurring when most people are at work or school between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. He said suspects will typically knock on the front door of a home, and if someone answers the door, the suspects will claim they are lost or ask for general directions before leaving.
“If the residence is empty or the door is not answered, the suspects may force open a door and enter the residence,” Erickson said.
Officers are asking the public to report information about suspicious people who come to the door or vehicles that may be unfamiliar or parked in places such as a dead-end street, in a neighbor’s driveway or behind a house.
Erickson said anyone can call the sheriff’s investigations division at 913-715-5560 or the TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477). Reports also can be made at jocosheriff.org.