Burglars kick in doors at two Brandermill homes, steal jewelry

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Crooks kick their way into two Brandermill homes in broad daylight. The crimes happened Monday on Cove Ridge Road and Copper Hill Place in Chesterfield.

The homes are less than two miles apart. In both cases, doors were kicked and the culprits got away with jewelry. One homeowner said should it happen again, she'll know right away.

Repairs erase the damage, but Holly Killian will forever live with the fact that a stranger rummaged through her home.

"It's very unsettling that somebody was in my house, prowling around up and down my stairs," said Killian.

We caught up with Killian as repairmen installed a new back door. 24 hours earlier, this was the mess her husband walked into.

"You could definitely tell someone kicked very hard. When they kicked, it bent in the frame and it pulled out the window," said Killian.

Killian believes the culprit came from the woods behind her house on Cove Ridge Road.

Killian said the crook made a b-line for the master bedroom where they rifled through her jewelry box. Killian said the crook walked off with high dollar pieces including pearls, gold diamond rings and something close to her heart.

"They took a locket that was from my grandmother when she passed away and it has a picture of my grandparents in it," said Killian.

A second home on Copper Hill Place was hit the same day. A door was also kicked in and jewelry taken.

"I think that somebody must be casing and looking to see when they can come and go," said Killian.

Soon she'll know if her house is targeted again.

"My alarm system gets put in at the end of the week. That's attached to an app on my phone so that anytime anybody enters my house I get an email," said Killian.

We're working with Chesterfield police here to get more details about these two crimes and if they could be related to some other burglaries reported recently in the area. If you have information, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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