String of Burglaries Downtown

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Several homes are burglarized in the middle of the night and Colorado Springs Police say the suspect is still out there.

It all happened in the downtown area of Colorado Springs and they all happened with-in blocks of each other.

According to police the burglar only targeted apartments. Police say he hit a home on Dale Street first, then on Wahsatch Street and then Weber Street.

Authorities say there were six burglaries all together.

At first glance of the neighborhood you wouldn't know that several people who live in the area were victimized by a burglar who made his way into half a dozen homes taking what he wanted.

He did it in the middle of the night while people slept.

Authorities say it was around 2am on Sunday when they got their first call.

"I was shocked that I didn't hear something, even at 2am," said Will Phillips who lives next door to one of the homes that was burglarized.

Phillips says his block is a tight knit area and they all look out for one another.

"If I see anything suspicious I have gone to the police station and have reported some activity I didn't think was right," said Phillips.

But this time the Sunday morning burglar sneaked right underneath Phillips' radar.

"I don't think I'm being nosy, I'm just looking out in the neighborhood," said Phillips.

Police believe the suspect is either White or Hispanic. "Six-foot-tall, he was wearing a gray hoodie, dark pants, and he had a dark colored backpack with him," said Sgt. Rick Cirka.

Sgt. Cirka also said one victim said the suspect also had a knife on him.

Authorities think the suspect acted alone.

Folks in the area say they are proactive.

"We keep on flood lights out back," said Phillips.

And he says they keep their doors and gates locked tight.

Police need your help. If you heard or saw anything please call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP.

Police say information you think may not be helpful could be exactly what they need to solve this crime.

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