SPECIAL ALERT: Be on the Lookout for Nighttime Prowlers
The City of Burnsville sent out a special warning to residents after a rash of nighttime burglaries that occurred while residents were at home, asleep.
Monday afternoon, the Burnsville Police Department issued a special alert ot residents in norhteast Burnsville: Burglars are on the loose, so lock your doors at night.
Over the last month, the department has responded to three burglary calls in that portion of Burnsville. In each case, residents were at home, sleeping, when the burglars broke in. In each instance, the suspect or suspects came in through an unlocked patio door.
The Burnsville Police Department remind residents to take reasonable precautions when turning in for the night:
• Always keep all doors and windows locked, particularly those on ground level. Check to make sure doors are locked before going to sleep.
• Keep garage doors closed.
• Strongly consider closing the blinds or drapes, so as to conceal any tempting targets from thieves.
• Don't leave garage door openers inside vehicles if they're parked outdoors.
• if you see any suspicious activity, don't wait to call 911.