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Decatur Police officers catch burglar in the act

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Decatur Police officers catch burglar in the act

Decatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Decatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur 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.

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