Attempted burglary, suspicious activity reported to Decatur Police

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2015
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This story has been updated. 

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said police received a report of an attempted burglary and a report of suspicious activity this week.

Ross said that on Feb. 2 at 12:44 pm police responded to the 1100 block of Oldfield Road. A witness told officers he heard several loud bangs. He looked outside and, “saw three black males (one wearing all blue, one wearing all gray and one wearing all black) attempting to kick in his neighbor’s front and side doors.” Ross reported that the suspects weren’t able to get inside the house. They fled northbound on Oldfield Road in a white mid-1990’s model crew cab Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

She also said that on Feb. 3 an officer met with someone reporting suspicious activity at her father’s home in the 300 block of 4th Avenue. The incident occurred on Feb. 2 at 12 pm. The resident told police that an older white couple came to his home and said they worked “downtown” for an identity fraud department. They said they needed to double check his social security number.

“They had the resident’s social security number on a piece of paper and also had a camera/video camera and were taking pictures,” Ross said. “The resident verified his social security number and the couple left driving a white SUV. The male was described as approximately 6’0 and heavy-set.  The female was described as having brown hair and heavy-set. Both appeared to be in their 50’s.”

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