NEWARK -- Police are asking residents to pull their garbage cans in after trash is picked up due to an increase in home burglaries in Fremont near the Newark border.

Garbage cans left out in front of home or in a driveway signals burglars that residents are not home, said Newark Police spokesman Tim Jones.

He said his department decided to issue an alert after Fremont Police recently discovered a crime trend in the Ardenwood area of the city near the northern border of Newark.

"Suspects may be looking for curbside garbage cans as an indicator that no one is home," Jones said. "Please remember to bring your cans in and coordinate with neighbors if you work late or are going to be out of town."

Anyone with information about the recent burglaries is asked to contact Newark Police at 510-578-4209.



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