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Robbers target homes during funerals

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UNDATED (WSAU) The Portage County sheriffs department is reporting three recent burglaries at homes where someone had recently died. The break-ins were took place while funerals were scheduled. Investigators think the thieves got their information from the obituaries.

The break-ins happened in and around Junction City. And there's a more recent case in Antigo that might be related.

Police say jewelry, collectables, tools, and cash were taken. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call the Portage County crimestoppers hotline, 1-800-346-6600.

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