Mother Spooks Burglary Suspect

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Police are investigating a possible burglary after a man enters a bedroom where her daughter is sleeping, only to be confronted by the girl's mom.

Just after 4 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Police were called to an apartment in the 3500 block of Huntington Ave. after a woman called to say she had chased a would-be burglar suspect away.

Police said the 35-year-old mother was sleeping on the couch when she heard movement where her children were sleeping. She walked into her 10-year-old's room to find a man standing in there. The suspect tried to close the door on the woman before exiting a window in the room.

Lincoln Police said they do not know the intentions of the man, which makes this case even more concerning.

"This is a very concerning crime especially since we don't know his intentions," LPD Officer Katie Flood said. "If he just happened to find an unlocked window and came in to steal or whether he in fact knew there were small children in the home. Regardless, it is something we take very seriously."

Lincoln police said they children were not aware a man was in the room and that nothing was taken.

Several officers combed the area with but were unable to locate the man who is described as a black male in his early 20's, 5'7" to 5'8" tall weighing 185 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or anonymously to the Crimestoppers hotline at 402-475-3600.

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