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

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm 4 Comments


Photo from PoPville flickr user rosiedawn

“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.”

and

“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.

  • Caroline

    Yes, lock your windows and make sure they are strong! Even if you have bars, someone can bend them with the right tools (I had this happen to me).

  • Caroline

    Make sure the window locks are strong, that is. My house was broken into during one of the coldest months of the year, and we make sure to lock our windows anyway, so I believe we did have it lock. I think someone was able to push up the window hard enough that the flimsy lock gave way.

  • EchoWhiskey

    Any further details on the exact locations of these break ins? Do the police think they’re related?

  • petworth

    There was a break-in today (May 19) in the 5200 block of Kansas as well. Mac desktop stolen from main level room. If anyone sees one for sale (will have lots of baby photos/videos), please contact johannajustine@hotmail.com thanks.

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