Troopers investigate Readsboro break-ins

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READSBORO — Vermont State Police are investigating burglaries of two Potter Hill Road homes that took place over the weekend.

A handgun and jewelry were stolen from one of the homes, police said.

State police received a report of a burglary of a home in the 100 block at about 4 p.m. on Saturday. In a news release, Trooper Benjamin Barton said forced entry was made to access the residence.

According to police, a 35 millimeter Llama handgun was taken, as well as jewelry that included gold rings, bracelets and earnings and a gold necklace. One ring was a class ring from the Beth Israel School of Nursing class of 1960 and another, a Monmouth College class ring from 1959.

Another burglary was reported in the 500 block of the same road. Police said forced entry was also involved and they are determining what may be missing.

Anyone with information about either burglary is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

Reach staff writer Edward Damon at 802-447-7567, ext. 111 or @edamon_banner.

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