APD Warns of Home Invasions

APD Warns of Home Invasions

APD reported four home break-ins last week with all burglars entering the residences through unlocked doors. 

Denis Cruz, a 23-year-old homeless man, broke into a home on Crolls Garden Court on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Cruz, according to reports, took a shower in the home while the homeowner was sleeping. The homeowner’s roommate noticed the shower was running for more than an hour. After becoming suspicious, he entered the bathroom to discover Cruz. The roommate called the police. Cruz was arrested and charged with felony residential burglary. 

A day earlier a man broke into a home on Grove Street. The unidentified man stole cash from the homeowner’s wallet. 

APD is also seeking a man who burglarized a residence on the West End Friday, Sept. 20. He is described as a white male 35 to 45 years old, 5’ 10”, 170 lbs, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Finally, APD said a man walked into a home on Lafayette Street while the homeowner was inside Saturday, Sept. 21. After talking to the intruder for a while, the homeowner ran from the house and screamed for help. The suspect was an Asian male in his late 20s, about 5’ 8”, with a crescent-shaped tattoo under his right eye.

APD is asking residents to lock their doors even when home. Call APD with information on any of the suspects at 337-8340.