Lansing police issue alert regarding rash of burglaries

2013-01-18T10:14:00Z 2013-01-18T22:48:04Z Lansing police issue alert regarding rash of burglariesTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 18, 2013 10:14 am  • 

LANSING | The Lansing Police Department is asking for residents' help in their investigation of a recent rash of burglaries at a condominium building in the 3600 block of 186th Street.

Police said in a news release the burglaries have occurred in the past month in the early morning hours while residents were at home. In each case, forced entry was made into the condominium but it is unknown how the suspect entered the building. While no one was hurt or threatened, property was taken in each instance.

Police ask that residents be aware of the following:

• Individuals who are in or around the building who they do not recognize and at an unusual hour.

• Someone calling or knocking on your door who does not live in the building.

• Someone who has gained access to a secure building but does not belong there.

• Parked vehicles that you do not recognize, either occupied for a long time or left running unattended.

• Someone carrying property out of the building at an unusual hour.

Residents are asked to report suspicious behavior, such as seeing someone in a place where they should not be at an unusual hour. Calling police immediately increases the chances of catching a suspect in the act of committing a crime, the release states.

Police recommend keeping doors and windows locked at night and when you are not home; don't allow strangers in the building; pay attention when pulling into the garage; make sure no one comes in uninvited behind you; and keeping exterior lights on at night and making sure they have not been disabled.

Police also suggest getting to know your neighbors and be aware of any guests that may visit.

The investigation into the burglaries is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lansing Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 895-7150.

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