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Stranded in New York City and alone for the holidays, Kevin must again outwit Harry and Marv, the two bumbling burglars from the first film.
Palmer said in addition to burglars who pose as FP&L or Comcast workers, he’s heard of thieves who pretend to sell cleaning products that then have to be washed off the victim, allowing the criminals to get inside a house.
Police are warning that burglars have broken into concession stands in Grant Park at least three times over the past week.
Nearby schools went on soft lockdown and delayed buses as police searched for a possible burglar on the loose.
The burglar got in through a glass door and attempted to pry open the safe with a screwdriver, but was unsuccessful.
The burglar entered through a back window and walked away with an unspecified amount of cash and coins, police said.
According to the Associated Press, there is speculation that the model was not stolen by collectors or art thieves, but was nabbed instead by burglars looking to melt it down for gold.
According to TMZ, Carey's mansion was ransacked by a host of burglars early Friday morning (Oct. 20), who stole up to $50,000 in goods, including purses and sunglasses.
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