Decatur Police officers catch burglar in the actDecatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Decatur Police have arrested a 16-year-old male on charges of burglary after he was allegedly knocking on doors in the Decatur Heights neighborhood.
According to Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, at 8:32 a.m. this morning, Sept. 25, officers responded to a call about a male was knocking on the doors of houses in the Sycamore Ridge Drive area and asking for directions.
“Officers arrived in the area and spotted a male fitting the description given and the male immediately fled on foot,” Ross said. “Officers canvassed the neighborhood and located the suspect exiting the backdoor of a house he had just burglarized in the 700 block of Sycamore Drive. A second burglary has since been reported in the Sycamore Station town house complex. Officers have recovered property dropped by the suspect. Investigators are still on scene.”
Last month, police arrested a man charged with committing several burglaries in the Decatur Heights neighborhood.