Pattern burglar targets Lowry homes in middle of the night

9:43 PM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Denver police are trying to catch a man they say has burglarized several homes in the Lowry north and south neighborhoods while homeowners are in their beds asleep in the middle of the night.

According to Denver Police Spokesman Sonny Jackson, "most of the burglaries are through open doors" between the hours of 2 and 5 a.m., with a majority happening at about 4:45 a.m.

Overnight Wednesday, the burglar broke a window in a front door of a home near Alameda and South Ulster, and stole items from the front hallway.

"He grabs whatever is near the door he enters," Jackson said.

According to Jackson the burglar has entered many homes through back doors that were unlocked. Jackson says the burglar has stolen purses, wallets, laptops, cash and other items left near the door.

Denver Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood. They were two minutes away from the home where the burglary took place, but weren't able to find a suspect.

Investigators say many of the items that have been stolen have been discovered in pawn shops along Colfax Ave. Denver Police say there have been at least 12 break-ins in the past 4-5 months.

The only description they have is that the burglar may be driving a dark colored jeep.

If you have information on who may be responsible for these burglaries call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You could be eligible for a cash reward and may remain anonymous.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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