The Crime: The Bismarck Police Department is asking for help from anyone who might have information about a residential burglary. The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:22 AM. The victim had left his apartment unlocked for a few minutes to start his car and when he came back he saw an unknown male walking out of his apartment claiming to be looking for someone and their dog. A wallet was later found missing from the apartment. No one was injured in this case and it remains under investigation. Police are urging residents to keep their doors locked when they’re home, when they’re away from home and when they’re gone for a even just a few minutes.
The Suspect: The suspect is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years of age. The suspect had short light colored hair, sideburns, and a 2-3 day growth of facial hair. The man was wearing a green baseball cap with no logo, a light blue coat or shirt and grey sweatpants.
If you have information: If you have information on this crime, please call the Bismarck Police Department at 223-1212. Tell the operator you have information about case number 13-21891.To report information anonymously on this crime, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224-8477).
• 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 apartment building. Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages this activity, which helps to reduce crime in that area.
• Do not invite strangers to your apartment right after you meet them. Do not let anyone into your apartment who you are not expecting or have not identified. If you live in a security building, verify who is at the door. Don’t just “buzz” them through into the building. You compromise everyone’s safety by not verifying identity.
• 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.