Over on our Lake Highlands Advocate blog, we have reported multiple cat burglaries in that neighborhood, most recently last week. These so-called cat burglaries are especially intriguing and creepy because, while most home burglaries occur during the daytime while residents our out of the home, these happen at night while the homeowners are sleeping.
The burglars are bold, in some cases entering the homeowners’ bedrooms while they sleep.
Emails are circulating like crazy among Lake Highlands neighborhood associations, but a quick search of recent police reports shows the same type of thing may be happening in East Dallas. For example, I found two similar reports from this past weekend.
One, in the Lochwood neighborhood in the 11300 block of Lippit Ave:
The homeowners went to bed at about midnight. While they slept, a suspect apparently entered the home through an unlocked back door, stealing several items including a purse and a diaper bag, entered a child’s room (the child was sleeping in another room, according to the report) and stole a couple video games, entered the homeowner’s room, went through the bedside drawer, snatching an iPad and keys to the family car, in which the suspects reportedly left.
You might think, “No way they could sleep through this!” But the same thing happened in at least one of the Lake Highlands burglaries.
Another, on the 6500 block of Lake Circle in Lakewood:
According to the report, while the homeowner slept, a burglar entered through a back door, which the suspect (s) might have pried open, and gathered cash, jewelry and an iPad, to name a few.