Burnsville police are investigating a spike in residential burglaries on the city's southeast side, with about 10 forced-entry incidents reported in just over a month.
According to investigators, several incidents similar were reported between May 21 and June 26. Detectives believe the suspect or suspects usually knock or ring a doorbell to determine whether anyone is home before forcing entry.
The majority of the burglaries occurred during daylight hours, police said.
Officers believe a red, 1990s model Chevrolet Blazer with three strips of duct tape on the back could be connected to the burglaries; however, no license plate information was given.
Police are urging residents who receive an unexpected knock on the door to call 911, and anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Investigator Patrick Gilligan at 952-895-4690.