Decatur Woman Finds Stranger Trying To Unlock Door

The man walked away when he noticed the resident watching him.

This information comes from Decatur police reports. 

Who is that man? A woman who lives in the 1100 block of South Candler Street discovered a stranger trying to break into her house.

The woman said she heard a noise coming from her screened-in back porch about 10:20 a.m. Dec. 10 and went to check. She discovered a man trying to unlock the screen door. When the man saw her, he walked away swiftly toward Hosea Williams Boulevard.

She described him as black with short hair or a shaved head. He was wearing a tan and brown checkered shirt and dark brown pants.

Quick work. It didn't take burglars long to break into a house in the 200 block of Sterling Street.

The resident told police she left about 4:22 p.m. Dec. 13 and received a call from her alarm company about 4:30 p.m. She went home and discovered the rear French doors open.

An Apple Macbook was the only thing taken, but a lamp was knocked over and the printer tipped on its side.

Gaming system gone. A Griffin Circle resident came home and discovered her home was burglarize

She left about 10 a.m. Dec. 6 and returned around 5:30 p.m. The house was entered through the front door. Taken were a Nintendo3DS worth $150 and a Wii gaming sysem worth $250.

She also reported that her dog was missing. He apparently ran out the opened door and returned the next morning.


Ralph Ellis December 28, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Has anybody else had the experience of finding someone trying to burglarize your house?
Eric Wolff December 30, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Our house burglarized on this past Friday morning. We live in the Midway Park area.


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