Police investigate burglaries

Nearly $8,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and musical instruments were stolen from two homes in Johnson County and Shelby County within a few hours of each other Tuesday, and investigators believe the two burglaries are related.

A security alarm went off in a home near Boggstown at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, and employees from the alarm company could hear someone in the home, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said.

An estimated $4,640 worth of items was stolen from the home, Shelby County Sheriff Dennis Parks said. The stolen items included a flat screen TV, headphones, CDs and a guitar, Parks said.

A second burglary was reported from a home on the 1600 block of County Road 700E, near the Shelby County line, just before 3 p.m., Cox said.

More than $3,100 worth of items, including a laptop, a jewelry box, a fire safe and cash was stolen, Cox said.

Cox suspects the burglaries were related, but police no suspects. Shelby County sheriff’s deputies took DNA swaps from inside the rural Shelby County home that was burglarized.