Crime Stoppers: Rash Of Home Burglaries

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

After a rash of home break-ins, Colorado Springs police warn that you could be the next victim. Crooks are getting inside homes through windows, doors and garages and it's all because the homeowners left them unlocked and open.

The most recent burglaries happened in neighborhoods near Peterson and Barnes on the east side of the city, but police say the burglaries are going on all over town

Douglas Hurst was surprised to hear it happened in his neighborhood. "You see what I got sitting here…there’s stereo equipment that’s $1,000."

Police say crooks have been sneaking through open windows and garages and getting inside the home, stealing purses and computers. It's been usually happening at night or early morning. Suzy McLatchie's neighbor had her purse stolen from inside the home. "Police knocked on my door and gave me their card. They were asking, “Did you see anything? No, I didn't see anything."

Police say these types of burglaries are becoming more popular and urge residents to lock up even when they're at home. Advice, Hurst is taking to heart. "I've been keeping it (the garage) open, but after this, I'll close it for sure."

Police haven't been able to link all the burglaries around town, but do say one of possible suspects could be driving a Land Rover and is described as a black male in his 30's.

If you have any information on any of these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP in Colorado Springs or at 542-STOP in Pueblo. Your anonymous tip could earn you a cash reward.


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