City of Brookfield Police responded to a series of overnight burglary attempts last week, and officials are reminding residents to secure their homes before going to bed for the night.
According to Brookfield Police:
Up to five burglary attempts occurred on the city's northwest side between 3:42 and 5:13 a.m. Sept. 19. In several instances, homeowners saw the intruder, face to face.
Witnesses describe the man as black, about 20 years old, standing between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall, and having a stocky build.
At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a black and white striped shirt and blue jeans. He also was carrying a backpack and was believed to have been riding a bike.
Reports indicate the man attempted entry at five homes: two in the 1900 block of Fox Hollow Run, one in the 21800 block of West North Avenue, one in the 21400 block of Ann Rita Drive and one in the 2400 block of De Carlin Drive.
He used a number of methods to attempt entry, including use of garage door openers left in unlocked vehicles. He also gained entry through unlocked doors.
In one instance, the man cut a screen door and broke a window.
Police continue to investigate.
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