Decatur police reported a wave of burglaries, with six break-ins reported from June 7 to June 13. Three break-ins occurred June 7.
because somebody was home when the burglar entered. Police circulated a drawing of the suspect was but no arrest has been announced.
Electronics were taken in all the break-ins.
Here's information about the six break-ins, drawn from Decatur police reports.
June 7 in the 200 block of Pinehurst Street. The resident said she left about 11 a.m. and got a call from her security company at 11:15 a.m. saying the alarm had been set off. Burglars entered the house through a back kitchen window and exited through the front door. Missing were two laptops worth $1,700, a 37-inch flatscreen TV worth $600, a camera, a GPS and an iPod.
June 7 at Candler Grove Court. The resident said his wife left the house at 11:24 a.m. and he arrived at 11:50 a.m. to find the burglary had occurred. Burglars entered by taking a window in a downstairs bedroom completely out of the frame. It was found propped on their son's bed. Taken were an iPad and two laptops worth a total of $5,000.
June 7 in the 100 block of Forkner Drive. The resident came home about 3:30 p.m. to find the side door unlocked. Missing was a laptop left on the kitchen table when the resident left for work about 8 a.m. Entry appeared to be through the side door or a bathroom window.
June 8 at Emory Chase Apartments on Coventry Road. A mother and daughter called police about 11:30 p.m. to report a laptop and an afghan were missing from the daughter's bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry but sometimes the sliding glass door in back doesn't lock. The mother suspects friends of the daughter because other items in the apartment, including the mother's laptop and desk computer, were not taken.
June 11 in the 600 block of Sycamore Drive. A houseguest was sitting in the living room that morning when she heard footsteps on the steps from the basement. A black male walked into the living room and the guest asked, "What are you doing?" The man told her to lie on the floor and not look at him. The man asked who else is in the house and she said, "My family is upstairs." He grabbed two laptops from the couch and wrapped them up with cords. He said he was going upstairs but actually went down the stairs to the basement. The guest got up and ran outside as the resident pulled into the driveway. The burglar entered through a basement window, left through the basement door and apparently jumped a fence. A laptop from the basement also was taken.
June 13 in the 200 block of Mead Road. The resident said he went to bed about 9 p.m. and woke up about 5:35 a.m. to discover the place had been burglarized. The resident said entry was made when somebody removed a plexiglass window pane in the back door. The resident said a cellphone and a flashlight were taken from a nightstand in his bedroom and a bag of tools from the living room.