You know that shocked look Macaulay Culkin had on his face when he realized he was home alone? We imagine the victim in this week’s featured crime had a similar expression when he realized the opposite.
At 6:30 a.m. on July 23, a resident of the 3500 block of Crescent Avenue woke up and discovered that his iPad, his Dell laptop, and a white bag were not on the kitchen counter, where he’d left them before going to bed at 11 p.m. The man was also surprised to find the door leading from the kitchen to his backyard was wide open, because he thought he was the only person in the house. When he realized that someone had rifled through all of the cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, he called the police.
Officers arrived and cleared the property to make sure no burglars were still on the premises. They soon discovered several items – including hats, sunglasses, and briefcases – strewn about the backyard. When the officers entered the detached garage, it was immediately apparent that a burglar had ransacked all three vehicles therein: a silver 2011 Honda CRV, a silver 2011 Mercedes E350, and a green 2011 Land Rover RRV. The victim could not offer a full inventory of stolen items without consulting his wife, who was out of town, and his housekeeper. I bet the homeowner is upgrading their security system after that incident.
Click through for a roundup of last week’s other crimes at homes in the Park Cities.