CrimeTracker 15: Burglars Target Watertown Homeowners While Victims Sleep

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 --- 9:55 a.m.

From the Watertown Police Department:

The Watertown Police Department is currently investigating four burglaries that took place during the evening hours of May 11 or during the early morning hours of May 12, 2012.

The four dwellings that were targeted are located at: 911 Harvey Avenue, 1010 Charles Street, 1327 Western Avenue, and 1020 East Main Street.

The suspect(s) is making entry into these establishments through unlocked doors and then targeting purses and wallets while the home owner is asleep.

In all four cases an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The suspect(s) also looks for prescription medication and car keys. If keys are located, the suspect(s) will attempt to make entry into the owner’s vehicle and steel cash or electronic equipment.

Police are looking for a possible suspect that was described as being a white male approximately 16 years of age, 5 ft. 10 to 5 ft. 11 inches in height with a skinny build, and having brown hair that was somewhat wavy and was about half way down his neck. The suspect was wearing a white T-shirt with some lettering on it and either gray or black jeans.

The Department is urging people to keep their house doors and windows locked at night and when they are gone. Garage doors and vehicle doors should always remain locked when unattended. Simple things like keeping additional inside and outside lights on at night or asking your neighbors to keep a watchful eye on your property goes a long way in reducing theft of property from occurring. All residents are encouraged to contact the Police Department if they should become suspicious that something does not seem right with their property.

This investigation is still active while police follow available leads. Anyone with information on this or other crimes are encouraged to call the Watertown Police Department at (920) 261-6660 or report it anonymously by texting “WTTN” and your tip to Tip411 (847411).

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