Rockwall Police warn residents about rash of daytime home burglaries

There’s been a rash of daytime home burglaries committed in Rockwall south of I-30 during the past two weeks.

Rockwall Police say they are now stepping up patrols in that area. Eight times alone the suspects have kicked in doors in the Windmill Ridge neighborhood, just south of Home Depot and Lowe’s.

“These offenses are occurring in day light hours and suspects are targeting homes that appear as if no one is home,” wrote Sgt. Jeff Welch in a news release. “The suspects will knock on the door or ring the doorbell, prior to forcing their way into the residence.”

Sgt. Welch told Channel 11 news in a recent interview that he would consider the intruders as dangerous.

“I would consider them dangerous; anybody coming into your house I would consider it a threat.”

He explained that a suspect’s vehicle is described as blue or gray Chrysler 300 4-door or black Cadillac Deville with a rag top.

He added the City of Rowlett has experienced similar burglaries in the past several weeks.

One car there was described as a black Mercedes 4-door with a handicap license tag containing the letter Y or N.

“The occupants of this vehicle were described as four black males,” he added.

News reports from CBS11-TV and NBC5-TV say Fate and Royce City have had similar crimes, as well.

Anyone with information concerning these burglaries is asked to contact the Rockwall Police Department at 972-771-7717 or Rockwall County Crime Stoppers at 972-771-TIPS (8477). You may be eligible for a cash reward and will remain anonymous.

By J.J. Smith


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