BATAVIA – Two Batavia residences had overnight home burglaries between June 7 and June 10 where the intruder entered through the garage door, officials
announced in a news release.
The first burglary occurred between 4:30 and 4:50 a.m. June 7 at a house in the 700 block of Houston Street, Batavia, the release stated.
The residents observed the offender in their home, in the dark, standing at their bedroom door, but thinking it was their son – and unable to see his face – had a brief conversation with him, the release stated. Later, they confirmed it was not their son.
They described the person as a white male, in his late teens to early twenties, approximately six feet tall, with black hair and was wearing a white t-shirt, the release stated.
A few moments after the encounter, the residents decided to check their home and found the door leading to the garage and basement were open with the lights on, the release stated. The residents said they heard sound of their garage door being activated.
They noted that their vehicle, parked in the driveway, had the dome lights activated and the interior was ransacked, the release stated.
They noticed large and small electronic items had been removed from the home, the release stated.
The residents said they believe the doors to their vehicle were locked prior to the incident.
They also noted their wallets were missing credit cards, the release stated.
The second burglary occurred between 8:30 p.m. June 9 and 6 a.m. June 10 to a house in the 300 block of Whipple Avenue, which was unlocked at the time, the release stated.
Police believe the intruder entered the home through the attached garage where the overhead door had been left open, the release stated.
The resident had a cell phone and a small amount of cash taken, the release stated.
Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents is asked to call Batavia police at 630-454-2500.
Police noted that these burglaries were crimes of opportunity, when access is easily made into a home.
Police are asking residents to secure their homes and vehicles, locking all vehicles parked in the driveway, and to remove valuables – including the garage door opener and keys to the home.
Residents are asked to secure interior and exterior garage doors, and all windows –especially on the first floor – and doors to the home.
Batavia police can also offer safety tips and ways to secure a home.