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Birmingham Homes Burglarized on Christmas Day

Birmingham police are looking for information that may lead to a suspect in two related burglaries on Dorchester.

Birmingham police officers investigated two related burglary reports from residents of Dorchester Road on Christmas.
Birmingham police officers investigated two related burglary reports from residents of Dorchester Road on Christmas.
Residents of two homes in the 2400 block of Dorchester Road returned from celebrating Christmas elsewhere to find their homes ransacked by a burglar, according to Birmingham Police Department reports. 

Officers responded to two homes on Dec. 26 after residents returned from short Christmas trips and found drawers and cupboards open, items thrown all over the houses and several valuables missing. The attics and basements were also ransacked, reports said.

Police said it appeared that someone used a tool, possibly a hammer, to smash open a pane of glass on a door to get inside of both homes.

No suspect information was available, but authorities said one witnessed told police about a suspicious dark-colored Chevy pickup seen in the neighborhood at about 3:30 p.m. on Christmas day. The burglaries occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 26, reports said.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the department at 248-530-1870.
The Village December 30, 2013 at 08:39 AM
There are some nice and established families on that block but also some dicey people that go in and out of rehab. These neighbors may be the ones to watch. A street where even keeping your doors locked doesn't help.
birminghammarge.blogspot.com December 30, 2013 at 09:37 AM
Everybody has to live somewhere. Being in recovery doesn't make one the guilty party. These people are at least trying to get their lives on the right track. Can everyone say that?
Racer Boy December 31, 2013 at 10:54 PM
No, it doesn't make you guilty...but, being in rehab strongly suggests you have a history of making really bad choices. Like it or not, that is where Police need to start the process of solving the crime. But, based on my experiences, I am not sure how interested they are in solving much of anything.

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