DeKalb County police are investigating five recent break-ins -- three on March 28 -- that occurred in unincorporated areas close to the Decatur and Avondale Estates city limits.
Laptops were taken in all the burglaries. No arrests have been reported.
DeKalb police provided this information:
- On March 28, a house in the 700 block of Dalerose Avenue was entered through a side window and ransacked. An IBM laptop worth $500 was taken. A neighbor said she saw a man walking through the backyard about 3 p.m. and asked why he was there. The man said he was cutting through the yard.
- On March 28, a house in the 1200 block of Walker Drive was burglarized and ransacked after someone broke the glass in the back door. A television and laptop valued at $3,700 were stolen. Police found blood on the door frame, the kitchen and bedroom floors and on some clothing in the closet.
- On March 28, a house in the 1100 block of Forrest Drive was entered by breaking a rear window. The house was ransacked and two HP laptops and a blue bag were stolen. The goods were valued at $3,600.
- On March 22, a house int he 800 block of Ashwood Walk was burglarized and ransacked after someone broke a rear window. Taken were a flat-screen TV worth $800 and a laptop worth $1,500.
- On March 17, the resident of a house in the 2700 block of Royal Bluff reported that two laptops worth $3,000 were stolen from his house. The victim said his house was burglarized but he could find no sign of forcible entry.