New Albany police investigating attempted burglaries


Police in New Albany are investigating four reports of a person attempting to break into homes. Police said it happened between the hours of 6 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 10 in the New Albany Links community on the northeast side of the city.

In at least two cases, people were home when the suspect tried to get in through a back door. A potential victim posted images captured by a surveillance camera, which shows the suspect dressed in a camouflage jacket.

New Albany Police Sergeant Kris Daniels says the would-be burglar is searching for unlocked doors.

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"As with any theft or burglary, it's a crime of opportunity," said Sgt. Daniels.

CrimeTracker 10 obtained one police report which suggested the suspect did enter one home, where a person upstairs heard footsteps go part way up the stairs, then go back downstairs, and out the front door.

Police said they're working to identify a possible suspect, and said it's important for homeowners to take precautions.

"Lock your doors, if you do let your dog out, lock your door, set your alarm in the day time, even when you're home," said Sgt. Daniels.

Police urged homeowners to make sure exterior lighting is working properly and said if residents see someone who looks out of place, they should call and report suspicions right away.

Police said they're also investigating a burglary that occurred during the same time frame, but several miles away.

Police said it's not clear whether that crime is related to the four attempted burglaries.