Lafayette police are investigating the theft of jewelry from a home in the 3300 block of Woodview Drive and say the burglary may be related to a series of other thefts reported in the same neighborhood.
Officers were sent to the home on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and determined that someone had entered the home, possibly through an unlocked door while the owner was away, and stole the jewelry.
Investigators said the homeowner returned home at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday but had tidied the residence before contacting police. Officers said that minor cleanup may have disturbed evidence left behind by the thief or thieves.
Police said that while little physical evidence was retrieved, officers did canvass the neighborhood and located neighbors with security camera systems focused on the road outside the home and are reviewing those recordings.
Police said the incident may be related to a series of petty thefts that occurred within the neighborhood on Monday and Tuesday between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Officers said the unlocked cars of two residents parked in the 3200 block of Woodview were searched and property was removed from both.
The thief or thieves took loose change, electronics, change and a spare house key. It’s unclear if these two incidents are related, but physical evidence was recovered from both vehicle thefts that may lead to identifying a suspect, according to police.
Investigators were looking into reports of three men on Walnut Lane Feb. 7, neighbors reporting that the individuals looked out of place. Neighbors said the trio walked to the rear yard of the home and then appeared to have left the area, possibly leaving in a silver/blue Oldsmobile.
Investigators are looking for information from residents who may have seen any suspicious vehicle or individuals in the Woodview Neighborhood between 8:30 a.m. on Monday (2/6) to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday (2/7). LPD Investigators are also asking residents in the area of Walnut Lane and Woodview Drive to check their security camera recordings.