NORWOOD (CBS) – Jewelry, electronics and a gun are among the items that have been stolen in a burglary spree in Norwood.

At least eight homes were hit on Monday.

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“We had houses that were within a few doors of each other hit in certain neighborhoods,” Norwood Police Lt. Martin Baker said.

In each of the cases, the thieves got away with small items electronics, jewelry and cash.

“There was one firearm stolen in one of the breaks,” Lt. Baker said. “It was secured, the way it was supposed to be, secured legally, but they were able to defeat the locking mechanism.”

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Frank Billotto lives in one of the targeted neighborhoods. “If they want to come in, they’re going to find a way to come in, that’s what I think,” he says.

“These were actually forced entries,” Lt. Baker said. “Windows or doors were pried and kicked and that’s how entry was made.”

Investigators say it’s normal for robberies like this to happen in the daytime when burglars count on no one being at home.

“These breaks seemed to occur later in the afternoon, to the point where some people did witness suspects in neighborhoods and we have some descriptions,” Lt. Baker said.

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Witnesses say there were three or four men, two white, one black, in their 20s apparently using a dark colored SUV as their getaway vehicle.