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South Austin Crime Alert: Bold Burglar on the Loose

Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014, 05:27 PM CDT
Lock your doors! That's the warning for people in south Austin.  A burglar is on the loose and according to reports he's bold.

"Frightening, upsetting, it'll make you angry" was how Anthony Rodriguez says he felt.  He's called a south Austin home, located in the Bauerle Ranch neighborhood, for four years.  He would have never used those words to describe living here until he became victim.

"He came in through our garage door because I left my door open in my car and he found my clicker" Rodriguez explained.

The burglar didn't stop at the garage.  "He went in there and then proceeded to go upstairs while we were sleeping.  We were awakened by the cops" Rodriguez continued.

The crook took off with a "GoPro" and a laptop.  Rodriguez isn't the only victim.

Austin police confirmed two break-ins on the street.  Rodriguez says he knows of five or six others who have been victimized.

Neighbors are so concerned one homeowner took his concerns to city council.

Homeowners are also getting together to talk about what they call a spike in crime.

"Watch each other's backs" is what he says they plan to do.  Rodriguez is already doing that driving home a different route, keeping his eyes open so more neighbors won't become victims.

By Melanie LoftonSouth Austin Crime Alert: Bold Burglar on the Loose


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