A repentant would-be burglar fled the scene a crime on Sept. 12, only to return minutes later to apologize to the resident who saw him trying to break in to her Luquer Street home.
The 39-year-old resident found her dog began barking at an intruder at 7:25 am as he was exiting her house, between Court and Clinton streets, through the window.
About five minutes later, the prowler reappeared, rapping at the window to get the woman’s attention. He said, “Sorry, madam,” before vanishing again.
A man went to bed intoxicated and woke up with a hangover in a burglarized apartment on Douglass Street on Sept. 15.
When the 38-year-old victim stumbled home at 1 am he was three sheets to the wind and forgot to close his front door.
His bleary eyes stayed shut until 11 am, when he awoke to find that his laptop, money clip and credit card were missing from the apartment between Smith and Court streets.
A hooligan burglarized an apartment on Atlantic Avenue between Henry and Clinton streets on Sept. 10.
The two women who share the apartment told police that neither of them was home between 9:30 and 11:30 am, when the invader took a laptop, some jewelry and two watches.
A man held onto his wallet and fended off an attacker on West Ninth Street on Sept. 13.
The hooligan struck at 1:45 am and wrestled the 23-year-old victim to the ground between Henry and Clinton streets. But threats and physical force couldn’t get the young man to give up the goods, and eventually the mugger fled.
Villains stole bicycles from an unguarded home on Carroll Street between Clinton and Carroll streets on Sept. 7.
The victim told police he did not lock his back door while he was out from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. That gave the lawbreakers the chance to venture into the basement, hoist the bikes and one tire pump, and pedal to freedom.
An intruder busted into a Second Place home on Sept. 8 and stole some choice electronics.
The apartment, shared by a 28-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, was empty from 9 am to 1 pm. But when they returned, it was even emptier than they had planned.
The gatecrashers stole a laptop, computer gear, digital camera, iPod and a lady’s necklace from the home between Court and Smith streets.
— Mike McLaughlin
©2008 Community News Group
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