Two burglars were thwarted around 6 a.m. Sunday when they attempted to break into a second-floor bedroom window in a multi-unit apartment building in the 1300 block of Burnett Street.
In what is known as a “hot prowl” in police terms, the two would-be burglars awakened the victim who was sleeping in his bedroom as they tried to slide the window open, said Capt. Bobby Miller. The victim went to the window, looked out and saw one of the suspects – an African-American male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, about 18 years old, wearing a black nylon jacket and blue jeans – who was crouching. The other suspect, an African-American female, wore a blue nylon jacket and blue jeans, said Miller. The victim yelled and the two suspects ran away and remain unidentified.
In another “hot prowl” which occurred at 2 a.m. Friday, a burglar awakened a man who was sleeping in a bedroom in his house on the 2000 block of Garber Street.
Miller said the suspect smashed the glass in a laundry room door to gain entry. The suspect rifled through drawers and cabinets on the second floor where the victim and his wife were sleeping. When he hear something fall, the victim thought it was caused by his cat and got up to investigate. He saw lights on in the closet in another bedroom and lights on in a third bedroom. The prowler was still in the house as the victim walked into the bedrooms and he heard what seemed to be someone running down the stairs. The victim never saw the prowler, said Miller.
The prowler sought small electronic items and cash and left a small pile of items in the hallway. Miller said it appeared the prowler became frightened and left behind the things he intended to steal.