SARANAC LAKE - An apartment in a Dorsey Street building whose residents had left due to flooding was burglarized earlier this week, village Police Chief Bruce Nason said today.
Nason said an unknown person or persons "forced entry" into the apartment sometime on either Monday or Tuesday and made off with $175 in cash and an undisclosed amount of prescription narcotic drugs.
"There was no power to the building and no one was staying there," Nason said. "The residents were checking the apartment once a day. They left on the 2nd and came back on the 3rd and noticed it had been burglarized."
Nason said police are following up on several leads but hadn't made any arrests as of Friday morning. Anyone with information on the case was asked to call Sgt. James Law at 891-4422.
Several houses and apartment buildings on Dorsey Street, along with several buildings on Broadway, were evacuated last week after the Saranac River surged over its banks. Nason said he wasn't aware of any other burglaries or looting of buildings impacted by the flooding.
"This is the only one," he said. "We were patrolling the areas as frequently as possible during the state of emergency."
Residents have been allowed to return to some of the buildings that were evacuated, although several were still unoccupied and marked in red tape with an "E" for evacuated and "P" for power disconnected as of Friday morning.
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