Roseville PD issues crime alert about string of burglaries in southeast of city

According to a May 11 Roseville Police Department crime alert: Just after 5 a.m. on May 11, Roseville police officers headed to the area of Chandler and Glenwood avenues in the southeast of the city on a report of a possible burglary.

A resident reported that they woke up and heard someone coming through their door with a man’s voice saying, “Hello?” The person then ran off. 

Around the same time, another resident in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue reported that they woke up and heard someone walking around in their house — the resident got up and saw a person with a flashlight, who quickly ran out of the home.

As the morning went on, more reports of burglaries and car thefts came in from the nearby neighborhoods. A burglary report from the 1700 block of Alameda Avenue said unknown people entered a home and stole electronics, car keys and other items, and then drove off in two of the residents’ vehicles, a Chevrolet Silverado and a Cadillac SUV. A neighbor’s video surveillance system caught the suspects arriving on bikes around 2 a.m.; they were seen leaving in the vehicles half an hour later.

Other additional May 11 reports from the area included attempted thefts, burglaries and car break-ins. Police are investigating how the prowlers got into cars and homes, though in some cases windows and doors were left unlocked. Evidence from several crime scenes was turned over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The Roseville Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating any additional evidence related to the burglaries. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to check their homes and vehicles. If you believe you have been a victim, call 911 to file a report. If any residents have surveillance systems, Roseville police are asking them to review May 11 recordings for any potential video that would help with identifying the suspects.

If anyone has information about these cases, contact the Roseville Police Department at 651-792-7008. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppersmn.org. 

 

— Mike Munzenrider

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