- Published: 05 September 2019 05 September 2019
Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood September 5, 2019
On August 29th, between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am the next day, there were ten reported burglaries to garages. The suspects entered through both secured and unsecured doors and by using the garage door opener from their vehicle parked outside. Suspects stole bikes and other miscellaneous items.
53XX Colfax Ave S.: Service door forced in. 56XX Humboldt Ave S.: Service door forced in.
53XX Colfax S.: Garage door opener used. 56XX Humboldt Ave S.: Service door forced in.
53XX Dupont Ave S.: Service door forced in. 55XX Dupont Ave S.: Service door forced in.
54XX Dupont Ave S.: Service door forced in. 54XX Colfax Ave S.: Unsecured service door.
56XX Humboldt Ave S.: Service door forced in. 54XX Bryant Ave S.: Unsecured service door
What you can do:
- Always keep your home and garage secured and locked. Also, always lock your vehicle doors inside your garage and take all valuables out of the vehicle. (including small change, insurance and registration information)
- Never leave your garage door opener in your car outside of your garage unlocked.
- Consider in investing in Wi-Fi Security Cameras. This aids in helping investigators identify potential suspects.
- Motion lights on garage doors and homes are also a good deterrent for burglars.
- Call 911 to report suspicious activity. This includes strangers walking down your alley and looking in garages, loitering, or vehicles circling the block with occupants you don’t recognize.
- Burglars commonly knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Please call 911 to report any suspicious persons who knock on your door or ring your doorbell. For example, someone giving you a name of a person they are looking for, who doesn’t live there!
- If you are burglarized, do not contaminate the crime scene. Do not enter your home until police have cleared it of possible suspects. Do not touch any suspected entry points or items that may have been moved or touched by the burglar. Do not “clean up” until after police have investigated.
There is no suspect information at this time, if you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the 5th pct. Property Crimes Unit at (612) 673-5715.
For a free home security survey, please call the 5th Precinct at (612) 673-5407 and ask to speak to your Crime Prevention specialist.
For questions, contact:
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct