Two home burglaries were reported in Lawrence Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
At about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call at the Legends Apartment complex, 4101 W. 24th Place. A male resident of an apartment reported that he returned home to find a person inside his apartment. The suspect fled, and nothing was taken, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. The resident was not able to describe the a suspect.
At about 2:40 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call at The Reserve apartment complex in the 2500 block of West 31st Street, McKinley said. The apartment was occupied by three female Kansas University students at the time. The suspect — described as a white male wearing dark clothing — fled and police were not able to locate him. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was stolen, McKinley said.
Several suspects have recently been arrested after a rise in home burglaries since May. Police have warned Lawrence residents to take extra precautions, such as keeping lights on and locking screen doors. In late August, McKinley said police were investigating about 50 home burglaries that occurred during a three-month span.
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