Another Burglary In Hard Hit Neighborhood

By: Jim Siedlecki Email
By: Jim Siedlecki Email

Omaha Police can't say with any certainty if the dozens of burglary reports in a West Omaha neighborhood are all tied to one suspect. The latest victims lost two flat screen televisions and a computer in broad daylight.

We talked with Samantha Morris and her boyfriend Jason Liekhus after their townhouse in the area around The Knolls golf course was cleaned out. "Everything you work for, all taken away in a second. It's really upsetting," said Morris.

There have been nearly two dozen burglary reports in the various neighborhoods around The Knolls golf course in the past 18 months but Omaha Police detectives say they're not ready to pin them on a single suspect.

"I can't say it for sure but it's always part of our investigation," said Lt. Jay Leavitt. "When we do arrest a suspect through neighborhood vigilance, hey now we've got a suspect. Let's look back, let's search a residence, let's search a storage facility or a vehicle or anything that will point us to 'yes' he is involved in this series of events."

In most cases, the suspects are breaking in through the back door and stealing electronic devices, like TV's, computers, and phones. Police advise anyone with a sliding glass door to get a wooden post like a broom handle and cut it down to use as a brace so your door can't be popped and opened.

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