Hillsborough Police Believe Rash of Home Burglaries Could Be Linked to Sophisticated Gangs

Police in Hillsborough are investigating several leads related to a rash of residential burglaries this month and earlier this year that they believe are part of sophisticated, organized crime rings.

Investigators believe that a string of residential burglaries in Hillsborough in March were carried out by so-called South American Tourist Gangs, which Police Capt. Nelson Corteway refers to as “SATGs.” These crews are sophisticated criminals who come to the U.S. to stealthily and efficiently fleece homes in toney neighborhoods.

Corteway said it’s “too early” to tell if this month’s spate of break-ins are SATG-related. A description of the vehicle used by the robbers last spring and the one used

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