There are no known Vampires associated with a recent spate of burglaries committed between the twilight hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – but their victims consider the perpetrators bloodsuckers nonetheless.
“We have recently had several residential burglaries that have occurred in the early evening hours – atypical for Lafayette,” police wrote in an advisory circulated Thursday. “Our investigators believe the suspects are parked in the neighborhood, watching as residents leave their homes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. When they see someone leave, they enter and burglarize the home. Residents are asked to survey the neighborhood when they prepare to leave their homes.”
We also have High Noon-type daylight burglaries (no Gary Cooper lookalikes here) and The Backdoor Burglaries, which are a little more spontaneous than the Twilight version, police say.
“If they see a vehicle that is uncommon for the neighborhood, residents are asked to call the police (Non-emergency 284-5010). Taking a photo of the vehicle and sending it to our tip line has proven to be another successful strategy (firstname.lastname@example.org).”