Sacramento Police remind residents to lock up homes during warm weather

The Sacramento Police Department is urging the community to take steps to safeguard their homes during the upcoming summer months.

Going to sleep with your windows and doors open may cool down your home, but is often an invitation for unwanted and unexpected intruders. Burglars are opportunists and look for homes with easy and quiet access. They’ve been known to strike even when you are at home, sometimes taking items while you sleep.

The Sacramento Police Department has seen an increase in nighttime burglaries thanks to open windows and doors.

Most recently there have been three possibly related instances:

  • 600 block of Bowles St., 7:00 a.m.; suspect(s) entered into the unlocked sliding glass door and personal property was taken from inside the home while the residents were asleep.
  • 500 block of Lampasas Ave., 7:00 a.m.; suspect(s) entered a lower level apartment through an open window while the residents were asleep.  Personal property was taken during the incident. 
  • 4300 block of Norwood Ave., 1:30 a.m.; the victim awoke to the suspect inside his home.  A physical altercation ensued between the victim and suspect. The suspect fled from the home and the victim briefly gave chase. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident that did not require treatment at a hospital.    

The suspect is described as a Black male adult in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, wearing dark clothing.  

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. 
And remember to lock up your house, even when the weather is warm outside.

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