Friday, March 21, 2014

PROWLER: Intruder Awakens Woman On Briar Place Overnight

A sleeping woman was awakened by the sound of an intruder in her Briar Place apartment late Thursday night. The offender's intentions are not known.

Police responded to the victim's home, a garden apartment of a courtyard building in the 700 block of Briar, at 11:20PM. There, the woman told officers that she got up and was able to see the man as he headed toward her front door.

The intruder is described as male, black, 5'8" tall, with braided hair. He wore a denim jacket, black hoodie, and blue jeans. He fled in an unknown direction.

Police initially categorized the case as a criminal trespass to a residence in CPD case HX192808.

As CWB has been reporting, a series of break-ins have been reported over the past week along Broadway, not far from the scene of last night's intrusion. None of the other incidents are known to have involved occupied residences.
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16 comments:

  1. This is extremely scary.

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    1. This is the stuff of nightmares...someone inside your home. Thank God he didn't hurt her. And, "The offender's intentions are not known". So, he didn't take anything? Do we know how he got inside her garden apartment?

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  2. I feel extremely bad for this young woman - very scary and unsettling. Do we know if the intruder had a weapon?

    I hate to say this, but honestly, I hope this happens again to someone who is "prepared" for something like this and the outcome isn't so great for the intruder.

    If these idiots want to make dumb decisions, let them see the repercussions of those who take action.

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    1. I'd post my address and wait for these idiots, but I'm pretty sure they don't read this blog. My 1911 would love to say hi!

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  3. He got in by jimmying the cheap window lock until it broke and climbing into a window with no bars or other locks on it. Have a shotgun near you in your place keep it locked up and hidden when you are not home. Better judged by 12 than carried by 6

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  4. The iron bars are still on the back windows of the condo I rented in Lakeview. Good selling tool for the next "gentrification".

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  5. Better judged by 12 than carried by 6... awesome! I said that before on here but they didn't approve it

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    1. It helps if your comment has something useful to offer other than the pro-gun slogan. We get a LOT of CCW bravado. Pretty boring on its own.

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  6. I just bought some of those window and door alarms for my apartment for this very reason. If someone gets in while I'm asleep, I want to be woken up immediately so I can reach for my weapon of choice. I do feel pretty safe in my apartment and building, but if I can do something so I'll be alerted (and my neighbors too - 120dB alarm!) if someone enters my apartment, then you bet I'm going to do it. Cheap way to feel a bit safer - only about $20 on Amazon for a set.

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    1. Sarah G, could you provide a link for (or just describe) the type of product you bought? How do they work? Is it like a door stopper that makes noise if the door is pushed open or does it just hang from the door, or what?

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    2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00032AVN6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1395462551&sr=8-2

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    3. Not sure if amazon links are allowed here but you can search for "personal security alarm kit" or they sell them in packs of two - that's what I've purchased.

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    4. Yep, exactly. I bought a "Personal Security Alarm Kit" made by GE with a door alarm and a few window alarms. If the door/window is opened, an alarm sounds. I just checked Amazon for what alarm had the highest rating/best reviews. You can get them at your local hardware store or maybe even a big box store. Stay safe!

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    5. You can get them at the Walmart on Broadway for $9.95 (set of two). They're usually ripped from the shelves faster than they can stock them. Oh, this was about 2 YEARS ago.

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  7. Reading these comments I can't help but think.......why the FUCK do you people choose to live in the city?! I'm a city worker, and HAVE to live here. Believe you me, if that wasn't the case I'd be LONG gone.

    Good luck, I guess!

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