Immediate Crime Alert!

This happened yesterday!

May 5, 2015

ANOTHER HOME BURGLARY!!

On May 5, 2015 in the 2200 block of Grandview another home burglary occurred. According to the homeowner’s account, around 9:00 a.m. the homeowner’s back patio door was smashed. The burglar alarm was not set because the homeowner was in a rush. The neighbor next door saw a black Dodge Caliber with the hatchback up in the homeowner’s driveway with two African American men moving around and called police.

There has also been another possible home burglary that has not been directly confirmed that occurred within the last few days in the nearby vicinity on Glencliff also through the back door.

According to the PPD these burglars are coming into Plano from Dallas off of 190. They are coming into our neighborhood because it’s close to 190 and they can get away quickly. They are walking up to the front door and ringing the bell to see if someone is home and if no one answers, they are kicking in the front door and burglarizing the home. They are fast and go straight for the master bedroom looking for jewelry and cash. In the case of the home on Grandview, they broke in through the back patio door instead of the front door because the home is across from the elementary school and is in clear view.

PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A BLACK DODGE CALIBER!!! If you see that vehicle with people inside who match the description given…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE YOUR HOME WITHOUT ACTIVATING YOUR BURGLAR ALARM AND MAKE SURE YOUR OUTSIDE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ARE ON IF YOU HAVE THEM!!

IF SOMEONE RINGS YOUR BELL OR KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR…APPROACH THE DOOR WITHOUT OPENING IT AND SAY LOUDLY “I’ll GET IT” TO LET THE PERSON AT THE DOOR KNOW THAT SOMEONE IS HOME!!!

DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!!!  IF SOMEONE RINGS YOUR BELL OR KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR AND YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE THEM PARTICULARLY IN THE EARLY MORNING OR DURING THE DAY…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT…if you know your neighbor is gone during the day and you are able, try to keep an eye on their home  (without leaving the safety of your home).

If you see ANY UNFAMILIAR vehicle moving slowly through the alley or ANY UNFAMILIAR vehicle parked near your home or in a your neighbor’s driveway or anywhere you don’t normally see a parked vehicle with or without a person inside…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

If you see ANYONE UNFAMILIAR loitering around or walking through the alley or neighborhood for no apparent reason or something seems “out of place”…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

These criminals are looking for an easy opportunity crime and are very brazen!! DO NOT GIVE THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY!! PLEASE HARDEN YOUR HOME, KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED and GARAGE DOOR CLOSED and BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS WHEN YOU COME AND GO and CALL 911 IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS!!

If you have any questions please contact our Crime Watch Coordinator Lisa Bloomfield at treasurer@dnehoa.org or Robert Miller at president@dnehoa.org

Thank you for staying vigilant and with everyone’s help, we will help the PPD get these guys caught and off our streets and out of our neighborhood IMMEDIATELY!!!

Robert A Miller

 

Comments

  1. A note to all as this might be helpful.

    I saw a vehicle that fit this description traveling east on Park on the east side of Plano today at about 9.45am. I did get close enough to capture a plate but did not get a visual on occupants. Those vehicles aren’t that common, so it is kind of easy to spot one. This didn’t warrant a 911 call, but I did report it to the police through regular channels.

    Here is the tip that might be helpful. I was directed to the Public Information Office – and spoke to Officer Tilley at 972-941-2433. He was glad to take the information and pass it on. And he did treat it with a sense of urgency / importance.

    So if you see something suspicious, 911 is always the first path. But in a case like this, the Public Information Office is a good fast way to communicate information without getting lost in the maze of the department.

    I’ll be reporting every black / dark colored Dodge Caliber I see no matter where I see it until someone tells me to stop.

    • Thanks for the update Glenn. Yes, that car is very common in white but not in black.

  2. One of my neighbors had a buglary last week, and the suspects car was caught on surveillance cameras, and it matches the same description as your suspect in the black Dodge. I have a hunch that we are dealing with the same suspect. Please contact me and we can compare notes, so that hopefully we can catch these guys. Also, please contact me so that I can send you the videos & photos of the suspect that we have collected so far. Thanks! – Stella