At least five Belleville homes were burglarized in the past week, including one residence where $15,000 in items was reported taken.
The burglaries all occurred when the homes were unoccupied, Belleville police said.
Two homes were hit Oct. 6. Jewelry was taken from a home on Grove Street, while $3,000 in various items were reported stolen from a Franklin Avenue residence.
Two more homes -- another on Franklin Avenue and on Branch Brook Drive -- were burglarized Oct. 11. Electronic equipment, including video games and a computer, as well as paperwork, were reported stolen from the Branch Brook Drive home. Approximately $15,000 in merchandise was taken from the Franklin Avenue address.
Itemized lists of the stolen items were not immediately available.
The day before, on Oct. 10, $650 was also reported stolen from a Wallace Street home.