Police investigating burglaries of occupied residences

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – Police encouraged residents in the Inverness area to take precautions after five recent burglaries.

The first three burglaries occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday, March 14 in the Barkley Square neighborhood, according to information released by Hoover Police Department.

In each of these cases, the suspect entered the houses with no force and rummaged through victims’ belongings without being detected.

The suspect also entered three vehicles that were either parked inside the garage or on the street in front of the residences. In each case, the suspect took items from the victims’ purses before leaving the area.

Two additional homes were burglarized in the Inverness Green neighborhood early in the morning of Saturday, March 17.

In both of these cases, the suspect entered through an unsecured door.

Both victims in these cases encountered the suspect while he was still inside their residence. He immediately fled on foot once the victims discovered him.

The suspect also entered one of the victim’s vehicles prior to him entering their home.

The suspect is described as a white male that’s approximately 6 feet tall and wearing dark clothing.

HPD reminded residents of the following crime prevention tips:

-Do not leave items in plain view in your vehicle.

-Be sure to lock your vehicle every time you park it.

-Make sure the doors and windows to your home are locked and secure.

-Consider installing motion activated floodlights on the exterior of your home.

If anyone has any information about these cases, contact Detective Todd Henningsen at 444-7534.

If you wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 254-7777.