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LAFAYETTE: Burglars Use Short Time Window And Glass Door To Enter Home

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Investigators say the intruders in Friday's burglary used a rock to smash a rear sliding door. PHOTO: Lafayette PD
Investigators say the intruders in Friday’s burglary used a rock to smash a rear sliding door. PHOTO: Lafayette PD

Burglars apparently approached a home in the 100 block of Silverwood Drive from the wooded area behind the home Friday, scaled the back deck and – knowing the owner had just left – used a rock to break the rear sliding door and enter the home, police said.

Lafayette police said the burglary occurred between 6:45 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., apparently minutes after the homeowner had secured the home and left. The thief or thieves then spread out through the home in search of valuables and, using pillowcases from the master bedroom, exited with clothes, computers, phones and personal papers they found easily available.

The thief, or thieves, then left the home through the front door, leaving it slightly ajar. The owner found the home unsecured and ransacked when they returned to it, according to police.

Investigators recovered a number of items of physical evidence from the crime scene, they said. They believe the suspects were in the neighborhood and observed the victim leaving the home. Once the victim had left, they said, the suspects then likely entered the home, leaving prior to the resident’s return.

There is nothing to show this was anything but a random attack, according to police. Police are asking homeowners with surveillance cameras in the neighborhood to review their tape for suspicious cars or persons.

Please contact Lafayette PD with any pertinent information.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I understand stealing electronics (easy money) and personal papers (identity theft). But, clothes? That’s just creepy. (Unless, we’re talking about a Coach bag or something similar.)

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