University Park On Alert For Burglaries

Several break-ins reported since May

By Ray Villeda
|  Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 9:58 AM CDT
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University Park police are trying to find burglars breaking into homes as soon as people leave for work in the morning.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

University Park police are trying to find burglars breaking into homes as soon as people leave for work in the morning.

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Ali Williams came home to a window kicked in, and at least $1,000 in jewelry taken from her house.

"The burglar left muddy tracks all over the house," Williams explained.

It is one of at least seven burglaries since May in University Park according to police.

Williams said the burglar went through all the bedrooms.

"All our jewelry was on our beds, picked through," said Williams.

Officials said homes have been hit between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Usually, hours when homeowners have gone to work or school.

In most cases the burglar has taken jewelry and electronics.

Police are advising folks to have an alarm system and say older style homes with tall shrubs have been a target.

Police said they are taking place early during the week.

Contact Detective Keenan with any information at 214-987-5359 or email Rkeenan@uptexas.org.

If you observe suspicious activity, call 911 or dispatch at 214-363-3000.

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