We realize that the photos are far from crystal clear, but there might be some little detail -- the hat, the way he carries himself -- to make someone who knows this guy say, "Hey, wait a minute...."
Here's what a reader whose building was hit has to say:
He then proceeded to the back stairwell and up to the 3rd floor (assumption being that this was a random choice). On the third floor, he jimmied open three doors. He stole a couple of laptops, some cash, three bananas (all of that stealing must have depleted his potassium) and the bag you see in the pic provided which, coincidentally enough, matched his coat.
Don't let it be said that Uptown's criminals aren't fashion savvy.
The police were called, took a report, dusted for prints .. the whole 9 yards. They were provided with the video/pics from the security cameras.
No update on any apprehension of this character as of yet; but, the CPD noted that the intruder is most likely a local and this was a crime of opportunity -- they don't expect it will take too long to round him up and charge him with several different felonies.
Luckily, no one was injured and the only losses were material and a little piece of mind; but, we did want to send this account into UU so that we might remind the rest of the community that there are some unseemly people out there.
- Keep your doors locked.
- Check to ensure that doors have been closed behind you.
- Invest in security cameras.
- And ... if you have a door code for entry, either disable it or change it often.