Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

Attempted home invasion thwarted

PVC piping deters suspect

August 10, 2012


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 someone forced their 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.


kernal 5 years, 9 months ago

Hope the UDK lets students know about this rash of break-ins when school starts up.

joshua1532 5 years, 9 months ago

I hope students look beyond the UDK for their information

DillonBarnes 5 years, 9 months ago

Good job with the PVC pipe, a cheap and easy way to add another layer of security to sliding doors. A quick measurement and a trip to Home Depot and you can get a piece of PVC or 2x4 to fit in the track your door slides in.

JackMcKee 5 years, 9 months ago

If I hear someone breaking into my house the burglar will be greeted with something a little higher in caliber than a PVC pipe.

triplegoddess13 5 years, 9 months ago

Generally burglars don't 'bang' on the doors/windows they plan on breaking into.

repaste 5 years, 9 months ago

Silly, silly, man. Linwood loves you.

Charlie Bannister 5 years, 9 months ago

Glock Model 21, .45 caliber, 13 shot mag and two extra mags loaded with high velocity hollow points-- right handy in my nightstand by the bed. Bring it on thieves!!

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