The Pittsburg Police Department says while there is, historically, an increased number of burglaries that take place during the holiday's, this year the number of reported burglaries is down 14% compared to the same time last year.
But they are still occurring.
Police are currently investigating multiple residential burglaries that have taken place recently in the middle of the day in the area south of Ford Street, between Rouse and Joplin.
"It appears the burglary suspect is knocking on the front door of a residence and if no one answers, they will go the rear of the residence in order to gain entry," says Major Brent Narges of the Pittsburg Police Department in a statement sent to KOAM and Fox 14. "If someone answers, they will make up a story about inviting them to a church function or something along those lines."
"We encourage everyone to keep an eye on their neighbors' residences and to call the police if they see anything suspicious," says Narges.