02/21/2019 at 3:30 PM
At approximately 3:30 p.m., a subject forced open the rear door of an apartment where Washington University students reside in the 6000 block of Westminster Blvd. near the intersection of Rosedale Ave. The subject entered the apartment and immediately fled when he encountered a person inside the apartment. The incident was reported to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., a subject broke a window of a basement door of another apartment where students reside in the 6000 block of Westminster Blvd. The subject entered the unoccupied apartment and stole a small amount of money.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.
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LOCK YOUR APARTMENT DOOR, even when you are at home.
Lock the windows to your apartment. If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
Never prop open exterior doors or gates. If you see a door propped, close it.
Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor.
If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Immediately call the police.
When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.