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Decatur Police respond to multiple reports of home and vehicle break-ins

Crime and public safety Decatur

Decatur Police respond to multiple reports of home and vehicle break-ins

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur Police are investigating several incidents involving suspects trying to break into homes and entering vehicles. In one case, suspects were able to break into a home and steal a television.

Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incidents happened early Saturday morning, Dec. 10.

Around 2:55 a.m. an officer responded to a call in the 200 block of Huron Street.

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“The resident reported that she was awoken by the sound of someone banging loudly on the front door of her residence,” Ross said. “She looked outside and observed two dark sedans in the roadway in front of her home. She saw three males walking down her driveway then get into one of the two vehicles. Both vehicles left the area.  The three suspects were described as young teenaged black males, two wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and one wearing grey sweatpants.”

The officer found several pieces of mail on the ground under the mailbox. Two vehicles parked in the driveway at the back of the home appeared to have been entered. The contents of the center console and glove box were scattered throughout the vehicle. The officer saw there was extensive damage to the front door of the residence. The door was broken but not entered.

“The victim stated her purse was left in the vehicle and a five dollar bill was the only thing missing from the purse and nothing more was missing from the two vehicles,” Ross said. “Officers canvassing the surrounding area located five additional vehicles that had been entered. The additional vehicles were unsecured and a set of wireless headphones was taken from one of the vehicles. ”

While on the scene, officers were alerted to a burglary in the 200 block of Cambridge Avenue and an alarm call in the 200 block of Greenwood Circle.

“The complainant on Cambridge Avenue reported witnessing five ‘kids’ kicking a door before fleeing into two dark sedans last seen headed onto West College Avenue,” Ross said. “An officer located one vehicle parked on the street that appeared to have been entered without force and miscellaneous items were strewn on the ground. Officers observed damage to the front door of the house but the house was vacant and empty and it did not appear entry had been made.  Responding officers found the front door kicked in at the home on Greenwood Circle. The residents were out of town but it appeared a television was missing.”

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