Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Police investigating apartment burglary

July 30, 2005


Lawrence police are investigating a burglary at a Tennessee Street apartment in which the tenant lost more than $3,500 worth of possessions, including her 7-month-old kitten.

The woman arrived home Tuesday and saw people leaving her apartment and loading up cars with her things. She confronted them and was shown a classified ad in The Lawrence Journal-World stating that if the items in her apartment went unclaimed by July 28, they would be thrown away. The ad contained the wrong address. A correction ran in Friday's newspaper.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Dan Ward said the case was being handled as a burglary and theft. He said there was no forced entry into the apartment.

Ralph Gage, speaking for the newspaper, said the company is appalled by the burglary, is gathering information, and has arranged to meet with the victim Monday.


Jay Bird 12 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like the victim should sue LJWorld. Due to their miss print.

SunnyNight 12 years, 10 months ago

People entered a home and took belongings and a kitten that didn't belong to them. How is it not a burglary case? The misprint still didn't allow for people who didn't even know the dead woman to steal her things - And if these people didn't intend to steal then they would have returned the items when they heard about the woman on the news.

These are the same kind of thieves that read obits - They just figured that no one would notice their theft.

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