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Woman Sees Man At Back Door, Calls Decatur Police

The Decatur Police Department is also investigating break-ins at an apartment and two businesses.

This information comes from Decatur police reports.

A woman said she woke up about 2 a.m. April 10 and found a strange man at the back door.

The woman heard noises and went downstairs to look, thinking it was her 9-year-old son. He was asleep so she booted up her computer in the kitchen to check messages and noticed a movement at the back door.

She saw a large man with broad shoulders wearing a white T-shirt. She turned on the exterior lights in back and saw nobody.

When officers arrived they found the garage door, back gate and a window open. The resident said all had been closed earlier in the night.

Officers said both cars in the garage had been entered and it appeared the suspect had been inside the house because the garage door could only be raised from the inside.

Listed as missing were about $40 in cash and the keys to both vehicles. Police said the suspect has been identified and an arrest warrant issued.

The dog got out. A television, laptop and end table were stolen April 15 from an apartment in the 700 block of East Lake Drive.

The resident left home about 7:45 a.m. with his dog inside. About 3:30 p.m. a woman called because his dog was walking on the street. When he arrived home, he found the back door forced open. The woman returned his dog.

Business burglarized. Police went to Rabern Nash Carpet at 727 East College Ave. about 11 p.m. April 6 because of an alarm. Officers found the rear door slightly opened and shattered glass and a brick on the ground. The owner arrived and found nothing missing

Amplifier stolen. Police went to Hola!, a soon-to-open restaurant at 250 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., about noon April 15 because an amplifier was reported stolen from the office. The office had been locked and nothing else was reported taken. The amplifier was last seen about 6 p.m. April 12 and was valued at $800.

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