Dear PoP – Mt. Pleasant Residents Set Your Alarms if You Have One

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“Dear PoP,

Last night we were robbed again! Between the hours of 2am – 5am. The thief ripped out a window screen on a back porch and jiggled open an old window that did not have a lock on it (as of this afternoon it does). Our house has an alarm but we do not normally activate it while we are all home. Thankfully the thief only stole a couple of small electronics that were within eye sight and reach.”


“Dear PoP,

My roommate was cooking in the kitchen in the back of the house and heard a noise upstairs from her bedroom, which is directly above the kitchen. She didn’t think anything of it and went back to cooking. A little bit later she went to her room and noticed her window (no bars on the window) was open. She then walked down the hallway to talk to another roommate and ask if the landlord was putting our window units in. When she said “No” she walked back to her room and saw someone on the back porch running away. (She has a small porch off her room on the second level, so the person had climbed up to the second floor porch, probably using the neighbors porch which is slightly higher than our back porch, opened the window and then who knows what transpired between the time he opened the window and she saw him). A short chase ensued with the help of a neighbor, but the guy ended up grabbing a bike that he had left on the corner and riding away. The cops were called, and they had seen the bike and were actually in the area looking for someone suspicious.”

Both of these incidents took place in Mt. Pleasant so remember to lock your windows.

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