Residents in Fieldston surprised by rash of burglaries that have hit their tranquil area

Residents living in the tranquil community of Fieldston say they are stunned by a recent rash of burglaries.

The external security company that is paid to patrol the neighborhood says there were only two burglaries between April 2000 and March 2005. Then suddenly, the company says the numbers shot up. According to the company, there have been more than 30 burglaries in the area since April.

Residents say they are not too concerned. The neighborhood association advises residents to make sure they lock the doors to their homes and cars.

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