Just last week, it appears that the alleged “evening burglar”
of the Plano and North Dallas area expanded their range by hitting two
homes in the Allen area. While there is no official proof that the crimes
have been committed by the same individual, nearly 20 of these burglaries
have been very similar. This has sparked law enforcement to believe the
same individual or group is responsible.
Two break-ins were reported in two different neighborhoods in the City
of Allen. The burglar or burglars broke into the homes between 6:00 p.m.
and 9:00 p.m. as the families were away. Cash and jewelry were reportedly
taken from one residence as the family was out for dinner. They stated
that they were gone only a little more than an hour.
Silent since December, could the burglar be back?
There haven’t been any
burglaries in the Plano or North Texas area that met the criteria of what officials
deem to be the “evening burglar” since early December. The
thefts, however, have caused Allen police to fear that the burglar is back and
relocated to their area. Police noted that this burglar usually strikes
in the early evening and may be casing neighborhoods to see when victims
leave their homes. Officers also commented that these crimes usually happen
in the middle of the week, such as Wednesday or Thursdays.
As Allen police keep a close watch for similar patterns to emerge, they
encourage all residence to stay alert and call in any tips they may have
about suspicious individuals or vehicles. There is a growing concern over
safety, as the alleged “evening burglar” continues to get
more brazen with the increasing number of crimes they commit.
If the burglar is caught, police will have to prove that they were connected
to the more than 20 crimes they believe were committed by the same individual
or individuals. This will be challenging, as they will need some type
of compelling evidence to demonstrate this.