WATCHUNG - Police are warning residents to be vigilant following a rash of burglaries in towns across Somerset County.

Authorities say three break-ins were reported in Watchung last week, while several more were reported over the past two months in Warren and Bernards Township. Jewelry, electronics and other valuables were reportedly taken during the break-ins.

Police encourage residents in the area to leave lights and televisions on timers to discourage potential burglars. They also remind residents to lock their doors and set alarms.