break in

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Detectives received a break in the case when one of the juveniles attempted to sell some of the stolen property in Moorpark.
The intruders attempted to break in to the safe, locked drawers and cabinets.
Officers will attend all house burglaries in the targeted areas, and specialist scenes of crime officers will visit all locations where break ins or attempted break ins have taken place.