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Burglary Alert for Lynnhurst and Kenny Neighborhoods



In the past 5 days we have noticed two patterns of burglaries occur in both the Lynnhurst and Kenny Neighborhoods, they are as follows:


10/23- 5408 Colfax Av S, (CCN: 14-377885) –Occurred overnight, nobody home, rear door was forced open. Unknown loss at this time, victim is on vacation.

10/24- 5103 Colfax Ave S.( CCN: 14-377989)- Attempt Only- occurred overnight, victim returned home to find that someone had attempted to force her rear door open. No loss.

10/24- 5101 Emerson Ave S. 😦 CCN: 14-377998)-Daytime- Nobody home, Suspect gained entry by breaking window out of front porch. Loss was electronic equipment, cash, jewelry and checks.

10/28-5837 Dupont Ave S. (CCN 14-383050)-Suspect broke into a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Suspect then made entry into the garage. Items were moved around, unknown if there is a loss

10/28-5821 Dupont Ave S, (CCN 14-383043)-Suspect entered through the overhead garage door and busted out a vehicle window and removed items.

10/28-5829 Dupont Ave S. (CCN: 14-383215)-Suspect entered a vehicle parked in the driveway. Suspect removed a GPS, in dash CD player and GPS charger. Suspect then used the garage door opener to open the garage. No loss determined in the garage.


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.

What you can do:

  • Never leave your home or personal property unsecured. Always lock all doors and windows when you leave home. Always keep your garage secured and locked.
  • Use double cylinder deadbolt locks with 6″ strike plates and 3″ screws on all exterior doors. Deadbolts should have at least a 1″ throw. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist for details.
  • Alert your neighbors and block club members to the problem and be sure to watch out for each other. If you don’t have a block club, consider joining one by calling your CPS at 673-5407.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to record all serial numbers of electronic equipment (computers, TV’s, etc.) and any guns, you may have. Having this information in case you are the victim of a burglary help greatly in getting any items returned to you and tracking potential suspect looking to pawn the items.

For a free home security survey, please call the 5th Precinct at (612) 673-5407 and ask to speak to your Crime Prevention specialist.



This entry was posted on October 29, 2014 by in Uncategorized.

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