Daytime Burglars Hit Kingfield

Open windows offered targets of opportunity.

Two Kingfield houses were broken into on Monday while their owners were at work. The thief or thieves cut open a window screen on an open lower window in order to gain access, according to reports filed with the Minneapolis Police Department. The victimized residences were on the 4000 block of Aldrich Avenue South and the 3800 block of Nicollet Avenue South.

A day earlier, police and an alert resident caught a burglar in the act of trying to climb through the window of a house on the 3300 block of Colfax Avenue South. The house’s resident had called police after she noticed a strange man lurking around her house, peering into the windows on the first floor.

On Saturday, a ground-level apartment on the 3300 block of Nicollet was broken into by unknown means.

The Minneapolis Police’s crime prevention specialists offer to help keep your home safe from burglars, including:

  • Always close and lock all garage doors even if it’s for a short period of time
  • Install window stops on all accessible windows
  • Always lock your doors, even if you’re just outside doing yard work or similar
  • Record serial numbers of bicycles, electronics and other items and store in a safe place in the event of burglary or theft. The police need these numbers in order to return your property if it’s recovered.
  • Advise your neighbors if you see any of their doors open and unattended.
  • Please call 911 on any suspicious activity including prowlers and suspicious people or vehicles.

A burglary prevention seminar is being held Aug. 22 at Uptown’s Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Anna Schier August 09, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how, specifically, to combat screen window break-ins?


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