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Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

Another early-morning burglary incident awakens residents

August 10, 2012

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Some Lawrence residents were awakened early Friday morning by a man attempting to break into their home in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street.

According to Lawrence Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree, the residents of the home called 911 around 1 a.m. when they heard a man banging on a sliding glass door.

However, a PVC pipe blocked the door from being opened, and the suspect fled the scene when the residents turned on the light, Murphree said.

The suspect was described as a black male in dark clothing, white shoes, and wearing a baseball cap and skinny backpack.

On June 5, a resident at a home also in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street reported waking up to a suspect in the home. The suspect fled after one of the residents chased him off.

Friday’s incident is the latest in a string of reported burglaries in Lawrence during the past few months. On Tuesday morning, two residents reported that someone forced his way into homes in the 1800 block of Illinois Street and in the 900 block of Maine Street.

Two men were charged last week in connection with recent burglaries, and investigators are working to solve dozens of other similar burglaries. In most cases, the suspect entered homes through unlocked or unsecured doors, rather than forcing their way inside, as was the case with the most recent incidents.

— Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173.

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