A reader writes: "I wanted to let you know that one of our neighbors experienced a robbery this morning around 10am on the 4700 block of N. Kenmore. The perpetrator accessed the front gate and front door with a crowbar. He also popped his unit's front door with the crowbar.
Our neighbor was home and caught the perp standing in his living room. The perp then took off, stealing his bike. Our neighbor called the police and went with them to look around the neighborhood for this guy. AMAZINGLY the guy was found with the stolen bike on Broadway and Wilson and arrested! He had a black duffel bag containing a crowbar and other tools used to gain access into people's homes.
The police said he has a long rap sheet and was just released on parole in July. I remember Uptown Update recently posting stories about other home invasions during the day when people were home. Maybe these victims should call the police to see if this is the same guy??
I ask that you tell everyone to please be sure to deadbolt their locks even when they are home. My husband was home as well as another neighbor when this guy entered our building so these criminals are definitely not easily deterred. I'm just glad that this incident had a happy ending and got another criminal off the streets!"