10/26/2021 at 5:00 AM
Four students reported that at or about 4:50 am, they were sleeping in their apartment in the 6600 Block of Kingsbury when they heard “rattling noises”. A short time later, one of the students saw their bedroom door open and shut. It was later discovered that an unidentified person had entered the apartment and took a television and electronic gaming system from the living room area. It is believed that the subject may have entered through an unlocked bathroom window.
Additionally, another student living in a different apartment in the 6600 Block of Kingsbury, reported that his roommate was awakened by a noise around 5:00 am. When the students got up a short time later, they discovered that a television and laptop computer were missing. It is believed that the subject may have entered through an unlocked back door.
University City is investigating
Report suspicious activity immediately to Police at 911 or go to the nearest emergency blue light telephone.
• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• 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 the person is a maintenance person, ask that identification be slipped under the door or through the mail slot. Call the employer to verify that maintenance work was scheduled to be performed. Refuse to deal with anyone who won’t comply with this request.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.