Photo courtesy of Roseville Police Department
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) - The Roseville Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries and vehicle thefts that took place in the city early Friday morning.
In several of the incidents, the suspects gained entry to the homes and vehicles through unlocked doors and windows or vehicles, according to a news release.
In one burglary, the suspects entered a home on the 1700 block of Alameda Avenue around 2 a.m. and stole electronics, car keys and other miscellaneous items.
The three suspects had arrived on bikes, but drove off in the resident’s two vehicles that were in the garage—a Chevrolet Silverado and a Cadillac SUV.
Another burglary occurred at 5:15 a.m. in the area of Chandler Avenue and Glenwood Avenue. A resident woke up and heard someone opening the front door and saying,” Hello?” The man quickly fled.
Around the same time, another resident in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue woke up and heard someone walking around in their home. The suspect fled shortly after.
Roseville PD received several additional attempted theft, burglary and vehicle theft reports from nearby neighborhoods throughout the morning.
Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to check their residence and vehicles for additional evidence related to the burglaries. Anyone who believes they have been a victim should call 911 to file a report.
Residents with surveillance systems are asked to review their recordings from Friday for additional video of the suspects that may help police identify them.
Anyone with information about the cases is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department at 651-792-7008. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the people responsible.
In light of the crimes, police are reminding residents to lock all doors and windows in their home, including garage, shed, patio and three-season porch doors, as well as car doors. Residents are also advised to keep their lights on or use motion sensor lighting because criminals are more likely to choose houses where they are less likely to be seen or identified.