Police in Avon Lake are investigating a pair of burglaries that took place on Saturday. 

According to officers, the first incident took place at a home in the 600 block of Schiller Court. An elderly woman reported that a male suspect kicked in her back door and entered her home. When she spotted him, he fled the house. He was wearing dark clothing, possibly a black hooded sweatshirt, and was carrying a flashlight.

The second burglary happened at a home in the 400 block of Bounty Way, just over a mile from the Schiller Court incident. The front door was kicked in and jewelry was stolen. No one was home at the time of the break-in. 

Investigators believe that with the time frame and mode of entry, these incidents may be related.

If you have any information on these burglaries, call the Avon Lake Police Department at 440-933-2211.