Lock your doors and your windows, lest you become a target for robbers who have been targeting homes in Suisun for the past five weeks.
The Suisun City Police Department announced Tuesday that the city is experiencing an unusually high amount of residential robberies within the past five weeks.
A police press release states:
Although the Department has made several arrests, officers have identified the following trends during this recent increase:
- Two or more suspects are working together.
- Entry into the victim’s residence has occurred primarily through the rear yard.
- Most of the burglaries are taking place during the daytime hours.
- Suspects are taking easy to grab and conceal items such as electronics and jewelry.
Police said the suspects driver around Suisun and search for homes that appear to be unoccupied. They then walk up to the front door and knock or ring the doorbell.
If the resident answers the door the suspect, male or female, makes up an excuse for knocking on the door, usually saying that they are lost or that they are looking for a friend, and then walking away.
If no one answers, the person who knocks calls over their accomplices and they enter the home through the rear, according to police.
"Occasionally entry is made immediately after the suspect has determined nobody is home by forcing entry through the front door," police said. "During the commission of the burglary, one of the suspects will remain in the vehicle or standing in the area acting as the “lookout”.
The Suisun City Police Department is asking residents to do the following:
- Be alert to unknown or suspicious subjects possibly canvassing their street.
- Be cautious of the unexpected door knock or doorbell ring. Let the person outside know you are home. If you do not recognize the person, do not open the door. Tell them to leave. If you feel the visit is suspicious, call the Police Department immediately.
- Be alert and if possible obtain a description of the subject, vehicle make, model, color, license number, and last known direction of travel.
Stay on the line with the Dispatcher, who will assist you, while at the same time, dispatch officers to your location.
Anyone who notices this type of behavior happening in their neighborhood is encouraged to call police and report the activity. Police also urge residents to take inventory of their belongings, write the serial numbers of all electronics and take photographs of valuables so that they can be identified if need be.
"The Department understands that the residents within a neighborhood know who belongs in that neighborhood," poice said. "The Department wants to work with you to keep you and your homes safe from criminals."
The proper phone numbers for the Suisun City Police Department are; Non-Emergency: (707) 421-7373 or Emergency: 911