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Archive for Monday, July 23, 2012

Another aggravated burglary reported Sunday

July 23, 2012

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Lawrence police said another aggravated burglary occurred early Sunday in which a man entered a home while residents were sleeping.

Police warned residents last week to make sure their doors were locked and garage doors were closed after handling several dozen reports of similar burglaries in the last three months.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the latest incident was reported at 5:25 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Illinois Street.

The victim awoke to see a man in the living room using some type of light to look around the room. The victim screamed, and the suspect ran out of the house. Nothing was stolen. McKinley said it appeared the residents accidentally left the front door unlocked.

Comments

Lawrenceks 2 years, 4 months ago

You forgot to print about all the auto burglaries in the area! Typical LJWorld!

Charles L Bloss Jr 2 years, 4 months ago

One of these times the burglar won't run away. Residents may be hurt or killed. Many times crimes like this escalate to violence. Lock your doors, get a burglar alarm, get a loud barking dog. Your life may be at stake.

Joe Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

According to this news story there've been dozens of home burglaries similar to this one. It might benefit the public to know if a "victim profile" is suspected. (Maybe this has already been reported and I missed reading it.)

The last news story I read on this subject, the victim was a woman. In today's story the victim's sex was not revealed; however, today's story does mention that the victim screamed once the burglar's presence was realized ("screamed" at least suggests a female victim).

The two stories are enough to make me think this burglar scouts Lawrence residences looking only, or primarily, for homes and apartments occupied by lone women. He's putting up impressive numbers, but is he assuming that any woman living alone is unarmed, utterly defenseless? If so...well...there'll come a night, wrong house, wrong woman, he gets himself shot. Law of averages, you understand.

gorilla 2 years, 4 months ago

The only common thread I can ascertain is that people won't lock their doors in spite of reading about or hearing about burglaries to unsecured houses.

Rick Aldrich 2 years, 4 months ago

Also everyone needs to pay attention to the trucks driving down their alleys looking for scrap metals or junk to sell for a dollar. my wife witnessed a such vehicle stopping in our alley behind our home and watching the driver exit his beat up hoopty and enter an open garage and take 2 weed eaters. and the time of day was about 12:00 noon. she did call the police but dought it done any good. crime was done and over. KEEP YOUR HOME AND GARAGES LOCKED IDIOTS!

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