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Stealthy burglar strikes West Davis homes

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February 16, 2011 |

Several West Davis neighborhoods have been struck by a particularly stealthy burglar — one who has entered a homes undetected while the residents are inside, and most often asleep — over the past two weeks, according to Davis police.

The most recent incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Wake Forest Apartments, 1313 Wake Forest Drive, where the occupant awoke to find an intruder inside his home. The burglar fled when confronted and did not take any property or threaten the resident, Lt. Paul Doroshov said.

Doroshov described the suspect as a male of unknown race, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing dark clothing and a flashlight on his forehead. Officers determined he entered the apartment through a rear window after removing the window screen.

The West Davis area has experienced four other similar burglaries since Feb. 2, Doroshov said. The others occurred on Anderson Road, Drake Drive and Sycamore Lane.

“The time elements have varied, but it appears as though most have occurred in the early morning hours while the victim is still sleeping,” Doroshov said. “The suspect or suspects stole various personal electronic items left out in the common areas of the apartments.”

While there were no other sightings of the burglar in the other incidents, Doroshov said they were similar in their mode of operation.

“Typically, burglars break into homes when the victims are away in order to avoid confrontation, but the suspects appear much more confident in these incidents,” Doroshov said.

He recommends that residents check to make sure their windows and doors are locked, even when they are at home. Those choosing to keep a window open should leave a gap too small for a person to crawl through, or use a security device that prevents the window from being opened any further.

If you sense an intruder in your home, immediately call 911 or (530) 758-3600 from a cell phone to reach Davis police dispatchers directly.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048. Comment on this story at www.davisenterprise.com

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