Two break-ins may be related

Published 10:59am Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Austin police responded Tuesday to two separate break-in calls which they believe may be related. The Austin Police Department asks anyone with information on these incidents to call 437-9400.

The first happened at 12:19 p.m. on the 900 block of Seventh Street NW. According to the police report, a 44-year-old female homeowner came home for lunch and found a 5-foot-8 black teenage male in her house. The suspect had puffy hair but not an afro and was wearing a gray T-shirt and black shorts. He fled when she returned home.

The suspect had allegedly damaged the back door of the house to get in. The homeowner did not immediately notice anything missing. Officers attempted to find the suspect but were unsuccessful.

The second took place on the 200 block of 18th Street NW, where a homeowner arrived at his house at 7:35 p.m. According to the police report, the homeowner noticed his bedroom light on. He yelled “hello” and heard a commotion coming from the room. When he entered the room, he allegedly found a black teenage male wearing a light T-shirt and dark shorts fleeing through the window.

The night stand and various drawers in the man’s room had been rifled through, but nothing appeared to be missing, the complaint said. No damage had been done to any of the exterior doors, but the screen in the bedroom window had allegedly been pushed out. Officers formed a perimeter to search for the suspect but did not find him.

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