Decatur Police issue alert about three recent burglariesPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
From Police Lt. Jennifer Ross:
On 06/19/15 at 2:40 pm, Decatur Police responded to a previous burglary in the 200 block of East Davis Street. The victim stated the house was left unsecured at approximately 9:00 am and his son had just returned home and noticed that items were missing from the house. Officers located a rear bedroom window that had been pried open. A desktop computer, laptop computer, television and game system were taken.
On 06/19/15 at 6:11 pm, Decatur Police responded to a previous burglary in the 200 block of East Davis Street. The victim stated his house was left secured at 9:30 am and he just returned to find items missing in the home. The suspect made entry through a rear bathroom window that was closed but it is uncertain if the window was unlocked or the suspect was able to circumvent the lock without causing damage. A desktop computer, two televisions and two game systems were taken.
On 6/20/15, at 1:34 am, Decatur Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 200 block of Ridley Lane. The victims stated they were in a downstairs bedroom and heard noises inside of the house. Upon exiting the bedroom, one of the victims encountered three suspects and yelled which startled the suspects causing them to scream and flail their arms as they started to run, pushing past the victim. The victim was hit on her chin as the suspects fled which caused a small bruise. All three suspects climbed out a rear window and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Officers observed the rear window had been forced open and recovered a crowbar from the scene. A small television, jewelry, eyeglasses, cash and cell phone were taken. Officers further recovered used disposable gloves at the scene.
The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect #1: black male, mid-late teens, muscular build, average height, short black hair, wearing a camouflage shirt and carrying a backpack.
Suspect #2: white male, mid-late teens, slim build and average height.
Suspect #3: white female, mid-late teens, slim build and average height.