Burglary in Poultney, police warn public when purchasing through online marketplaces

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POULTNEY — Police are investigating a burglary that occurred in Poultney on Sunday.

Forced entry was made in multiple buildings and several yard machines, such as chainsaws and trimmers, were taken as well as miscellaneous hand tools.

“Taking proactive steps to safeguard personal property, such as active monitoring camera systems, documenting serial numbers, installing motion detectors with lighting, and placing locks on doors and windows to include garages, sheds, and outbuildings, will deter theft and help identify those involved,” Trooper Kipp Colburn said in a statement.

Police say as a general caution to the public, when purchasing items from Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, or other personal advertisements, be skeptical.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary is being encouraged to contact Trooper Colburn at 802-773-9101.