St. Croix police looking into two early morning burglaries
Published: September 14, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Police are conducting follow-up investigations into two separate burglary incidents early Thursday morning.
V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Friday that in the first incident a woman called police about 1:20 a.m. to report a break-in at her home.
The woman told police that just moments before the call, she got up in the middle of the night and she saw a man, who did not live there or belong inside her house, standing in her living room.
She said when the intruder saw her looking at him, he fled from the house.
The woman reported that no items were taken and no one was injured, and police have classified the case as a third-degree burglary.
Rames said that about an hour later in Estate Grove Place, police were dispatched to investigate another burglary incident. In that case, a woman told police she had secured her house and had gone to bed a few hours earlier.
About 2:30 a.m. the woman heard someone trying to get into the home, she told police.
She said she noticed that a window on the north side of the home was damaged, and her front gate was open, according to Rames.
Two children in the home told the woman and police that they were awakened and saw a man trying to crawl through a window, and the man threatened their lives before he fled from the house.
Nothing was taken in this burglary and no one was injured, police said.
Rames said both cases are being followed up by Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives.