DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Doylestown Township (Bucks County) are investigating two weekend burglaries in which, according to police, the perpetrator went into occupied homes while the residents were sleeping and stole cash, wallets and credit cards.

The burglaries occurred in the 100 block of Pine Mill Circle and the 100 block of Windsong Drive after midnight Friday into Saturday morning.

Police say the burglar got into both homes either through an unlocked door or a garage, then made his or her way to the kitchen area to find the cash and credit cards.

Doylestown police chief Stephen White calls the break-ins “brazen,” and says police want to get this person off the street before something violent happens.

“In my mind, anybody entering an occupied home — there are firearms in the homes, there are dogs in the homes, there are residents in the homes that would react to protect their homes — and it just makes for an extremely dangerous situation.”

He says the thief could be an addict looking for quick cash to buy drugs, and his message to other residents is simple: it may be Doylestown, but you still have to lock of all of your doors.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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