Burglars kick in door on Fairview StreetPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
Decatur Police responded to a residential burglary call on Fairview Street on Wednesday afternoon.
Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said that at approximately 6:08 pm, a police officer visited the home in the 200 block of Fairview. The person who made the call told police they saw a vehicle leaving the area and noticed the neighbor’s door was open. The officer saw a partial shoe print on the door and heard the alarm sounding. The suspects got away with an iPad and jewelry.
“The witness described the vehicle seen leaving the area as a light blue, 1990’s foreign model vehicle with a hatchback driven by a black male, approximately 17-20 years old, dark complexion with shoulder-length dreadlocks and wearing a baseball cap, with two passengers only described as black males approximately 17-20 years old,” Ross said.
Ross reminded people about the value of using burglar alarms.
“Utilizing burglar alarms can make the difference between one or two items quickly being grabbed or burglars having enough time to go through all of your belongings,” she said. “Alarms can also alert neighbors. Also, it does not take a great deal of force to kick or shoulder in a door that has not been reinforced. The only thing holding the deadbolt into the frame is the soft wood molding and short screws securing the strike plate and burglars know this.”