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Tosa Resident Gives Chase to Suspected Burglars

In one of two recent break-ins, homeowner returns just as likely suspects are leaving and goes in pursuit. In the other, new residents of Tosa get a rude awakening after a weekend trip.

A resident of the 2600 block of North 72nd Street reported Tuesday that between 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. – although most likely just moments before he called – someone broke in to his home through the front door and made off with a load of electronic equipment.

He told police that when he arrived home, there was a dark-colored pickup truck with a cap or possibly an SUV at the curb in front of his house, with three or four people inside.

As soon as he turned in to his driveway, he said, the truck pulled away in a hurry and made the first available turn.

The homeowner backed out and gave chase as the truck went right on Clarke, left on Lefeber, left on Meinecke and right on 67th Street, speeding and blowing through all stop signs. The homeowner lost sight of the truck on 67th and gave up.

When he returned home, he found his front door ripped open with a pry bar and his home in disarray. Missing were a TV, a video game console with controllers and games, large floor speakers and his receiver, an air purifier, a Mac Book Pro laptop and a jar of change holding about $20.

A sorry welcome to Wauwatosa

A family that just moved to Wauwatosa from Ohio in December were treated to an un-warm welcome last week when their apartment was burglarized.

A resident of the 1200 block of North 62nd Street reported that between 4 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 p.m. Monday, while he was out of town with his wife and two children, someone broke in to their apartment and stole an Apple desktop computer and a blue full-size comforter.

They had come home from a trip back to Ohio to find a rear window open with the screen cut out. The whole apartment had been pawed through, but jewelry, a brand new 40-inch TV still in the box, a digital camera and other valuables has been left behind.

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