Tosa Residents Suffer 3 Home Break-Ins

Two citizens with disabilities are victims in one burglary reported by their caregiver. It appears the Fire Department access key was somehow stolen from a lock box to gain entry.


Three Wauwatosa residences were broken into recently, including one occupied by two older adults with cognitive disabilities who each lost a television set to the intruders.

According to the police reports:

At 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to an apartment in the 7400 block of West Center Street by a caregiver for two residents in assisted living, who reported that the apartment had been burglarized some time between 8:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

The back door had been found unlocked and two television sets had been stolen.

The fire key, kept in a lock box along with apartment keys for caregivers, was missing, but it could not be determined how it had been stolen. Police found no sign of force and believed that the fire key, however it was taken, was the instrument of the burglary.

Windows in doors often lead to break-ins

Residents of a home in the 12100 block of West Potter Road reported that between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into their home through the front door.

The couple had gone to work all day and then to church, and when they returned, they came in through their side door. The wife noticed glass on the living room floor, and they realized they were victims of a break-in.

They found they were missing a TV set, a laptop computer, a digital camcorder and two Green Bay Packers hats. The woman’s jewelry and their medicines had been rummaged through, but none of either was missing.

A small window in the front door had been smashed, allowing the burglar or burglars to reach in and turn the deadbolt handle.

Plated silverware set stolen while couple traveled

A resident of 2700 block of North 117th Street reported Monday that while he and his wife were vacationing in Europe from Oct. 4 through 18, someone broke into their home and stole a set of silver-plated flatware.

Police found no clear sign of force but believed entry was made through a back patio door.

Nothing other than the silverware set appeared to be missing, and no evidence was found by police.

H.E. Pennypacker October 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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