During the early morning hours of December 5, a burglar entered two unlocked homes in University Park. The first entry occurred at about 1:15 a.m. in the 4300 block of Grassmere. The second entry occurred nearby in the 4300 block of Druid about 2:15 a.m. In both cases, family members were awakened, and the suspect fled the homes moments later. At the Druid address, the burglar did have time to take an iPad and a pair of AirPods before he left. The suspect is described as a slender young black male, wearing blue-jeans, a white t-shirt and white tennis shoes. No weapons were observed in either incident.
Both of these situations underscore how important it is to keep your house secure whether you are home or not, regardless of the time of day.
During the holidays, as you and out-of-town relatives and friends come and go, please take a moment to lock all your doors. This includes keeping your garage door down at all times. Because thieves are looking for crimes of opportunity, please also lock your vehicles, even when you are home for just a few minutes. It’s also a good idea to take valuables inside whenever you leave your vehicle. Remember too, that when you get those valuables inside your house, do not place them in front of windows or sliding glass doors where they can easily be seen. Lastly, if you have a home alarm system - set it.
If you have information about either of these burglaries, please call UPPD Detective Johnston at 214-987-5360.
Two photos of the suspect from a homeowner security camera.