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Wyandotte Home Burglarized While Tenant in Hospital

The following information was supplied by the Wyandotte Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

On Jan.19 at about 3:35 p.m., a Wyandotte homeowner reported that his residence in the 200 block of Antoine St. was burglarized after the suspect(s) reportedly gained entry through the back door, police said. 

The owner told police that he was checking on the home for the renter, who is currently in the hospital for an unrelated incident, when he noticed that the rear door had been "kicked in," the report said. 

Upon entering the residence, the owner found that the television, laptop and printer were missing. “Nothing else around the house was moved or out of place,” the report said.

The homeowner also told police that the residence was previously broken into a couple of weeks prior, but that no incident report was filed.

Police said there were no shoe prints in the snow near the back door, but that the back gate was left open. According to the owner, the tenant always keeps it closed.   

The owner told police the last time someone was at the residence was on Jan. 17 at about 10 a.m.

Protect your homes

"American homes are victims of burglary about every 15 seconds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The typical homeowner suffers a loss of nearly $2,000 in stolen goods or property damage."

"With the national economy getting worse, burglary is again becoming a more common crime," says Charles Sczuroski, a former police officer and now senior trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council.

Here are nine ways to protect your home from burglary, according to bankrate.com. 

andrew.thurlow@patch.com 

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