WICHITA, Kan.-- Wichita police have seen an increase in home burglaries in south Wichita, near the Lincoln Street bridge.
"I'm upset," said Fred, who has lived near Lincoln and Waco for 13 years. Four houses on his block have been burglarized over the past month.
Police responded to 18 home burglaries in November, in Beat 22, which is surrounded by Greenway to Broadway and Central to Harry.
"We've got somebody watching. Most of these burglaries, we're addressing, are occurring during the day," said Sgt. Brett Stull. "People are coming home from work and finding out somebody's broken into their house."
Police believe it is one person who is committing these crimes. Typically, the burglar is gaining access to the house through the back and may be using the back alleys to get away.
"What is odd is they're not taking very large items. They're taking what they can hold in their hand," said Stull.
Officer have distributed community information fliers to homeowners in Beat 22. The flier reminds people to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity or people in the neighborhood.
If you have additional information to any other illegal activity in Beat 22, you can contact Community Police Officer Recio at 316-350-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.