Keeping an eye on burglars

By Molly Murray

Our biggest issue on this end of the 12th police district are burglaries, simply because of the concentration of homes and condos.

Please call 911 without hesitation when you see (or hear) someone or thing suspicious, and provide as much detail as possible (clothing from head to toe, direction headed, color of car, carrying anything, etc).

Make sure you look around when you leave your house, and say hi to your neighbors. If you have your head buried in your phone or have those "Just gotta get somewhere" blinders on, you won't see something right in front of you. Saying hi to others will let someone "laying in wait" that you're connected and looking out for each other.

Most importantly, be that nosy neighbor. If you see someone that looks out of place, ask if you can help them or where they're working. Simple eye contact or verbal engagement is enough to scare a burglar away.

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