ABBEVILLE— Investigators are looking into a string of daytime home burglaries in Meaux and other areas in the northern part of the parish, Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a news release Thursday.

Couvillon said detectives believe seven houses were burglarized in the morning and during early afternoon when residents were not at home. He said the Sheriff’s Office is working with municipal police on the matter.

The sheriff said the break-ins occurred “over the last couple of weeks,” but he did not state the dates.

Sheriff’s deputies have increased patrols in the areas, he said.

Anyone seeing something out of the ordinary is urged to contact deputies at (337) 898-4402 or (337) 898-4403.

Anyone who has information about the burglaries can call detectives at (337) 898-4403.