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What information do you need to report a burglary?

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Information needed to report a burglary includes the location of the crime, the name and address of the property owner, and the time frame in which the crime occurred. Documentation or photographs of any signs of forced entry or property damage associated with the burglary should also be included.

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If there is any surveillance footage of the location, provide it to the police. The report should also include a preliminary list of any items or property taken during the crime. This list should include descriptions, manufacturer or brand names, models, serial numbers and the estimated value or replacement cost of each item. Items subsequently discovered to have been stolen or taken during the burglary can be added to the report at a later date. If there is a likelihood that the burglary may have been committed by a particular person or group of individuals, then include a description or any information to help police identify them.

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