The Crime: The Bismarck Police Department is asking for help from anyone who might have information about a residential burglary. The incident occurred on Monday January 27th at 10:45 p.m. Victims indicated they heard someone knocking on the doors, then heard movement inside the home. Victim went downstairs and saw a male subject running out the patio door. Nothing was stolen, however furniture was knocked over.
The Suspect: The suspect is described as a male approximately 20-40 years old wearing a black sweatshirt.
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 14-1712. 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 home 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 windows.
• If you believe someone is in your home, do not confront them. Contact police immediately.
• Do not invite strangers to your house, who you are not expecting or have not identified.
• 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.