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The Bismarck Police Department is asking for help from anyone who might have information about a residential burglary in the 1700 block of North Griffin Street. The incident occurred on Thursday September 5th sometime between 1:30pm-4:45pm. The victim reported that someone had entered the residence and removed several items that could be easily concealed in a pocket. The victim believes they had locked the door that goes from the garage into the home but returned home and found the door wide open.
Prevention:• To help prevent burglaries, keep your doors locked at all times. This will serve to protect you from unwanted intrusions whether you are home or not. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter an unlocked apartment and steal your purse or other valuables. Keep your windows secured as well. If opened slightly for air, make sure the window is secured so as not to open further. This is especially true for ground floor apartments.• Get to know the other residents in your neighborhood. Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages this activity, which helps to reduce crime in that area.• Report any suspicious or criminal behavior immediately to the Police Department. If you are reporting a crime in progress or other emergency, use 9-1-1. For all other activity or to make a report, call 223-1212. For more crime prevention tips, go to www.bismarck.org/crimeprevention