Smithfield Police are investigating two break-ins reported Thursday.
Between 10:30am and 11:30am someone forced open the rear door to a home on Dogwood Street and stole $500 in cash from the residence. No one was at home at the time.
Around 3:45pm, an elderly resident reported their home on East Davis Street was entered and a Ruger .45 firearm was stolen.
Four other break-ins has been reported this month in Smithfield.
On May 6th, a glass door was shattered at Triangle Wireless at 1006 N. Brightleaf Boulevard but no items were taken. On May 11th, $4,038 in electronics and jewelry was stolen from a home on West Market Street in West Smithfield after the door was kicked in. A similar break-in was reported on Oak Street.
On May 22nd, thieves stole 5 pair of women’s shoes, a bed, TV set, and a couch from a home on North 7th Street during a break-in.
Police have not said if any of the break-ins could be connected but all remain under investigation.