The Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Department are conducting a joint investigation into a recent string of burglaries in the Redlands.

According to Grand Junction Police, several residential burglaries, as well as thefts from vehicles, have been reported in the last few weeks. Authorities are especially concerned because some of the burglaries have involved a male suspect entering homes with the occupants present.

Police say in most cases, the homes have been accessed through  unlocked or unsecured doors during the late evening and early morning hours. Items were stolen included guns, jewelry, cash, credit cards, and other small items.

Both law enforcement agencies are working together to identify the subject (pictured above) or subjects involved. If you have a tip call 242-6707.

Authorities remind homeowners to make sure doors and windows are locked, as well as automobiles. They also suggest leaving an outside light on at night and report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.