On Monday, Vermont State Police in Royalton received five reports of residential burglaries in the area of Dartt Hill Road in the Town of Bethel. All of the burglaries appear connected. The burglaries occurred sometime in the afternoon while the homeowners were at work. Entry into the houses was forced, breaking either windows or doors to gain access. Cash money, coins, prescription medication, and jewelry were taken in all the burglaries. In addition one firearm was stolen. Anybody with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933.