Over the last several weeks there have been several reported home burglaries during daylight hours while people are gone to work or out of town.
The burglary suspects are going to the front door and knocking or ringing the doorbell to see if anyone is home and if they get no reply, they are going around to the back doors of the homes and forcing entry through the back doors of the homes. We have had several reports of people answering the door to people asking if they need their lawn mowed, but no vehicle or lawn mower is in sight. We believe this to be a made up story as to why the person is at their front door. The burglary suspects may be using some other excuse as to why they are at your door. We are asking that citizens please call the police department when you have such people come to your home during the day with suspicious reasons for knocking at your door or if you see people going into alley ways or around your neighbors home that you do not recognize. One suspect has been described as a Hispanic male with spiked dark hair, in his late teens to early 20’s in age, riding a black bicycle.
Please secure your homes with a good quality lock and deadbolt lock and think about investing in a security alarm system for your home. If you see unknown or suspicious people or vehicles in your alleyway or going door to door in your neighborhood, please call the Clovis Police Department to report it. We especially ask people such as Postal Delivery Personnel, Plumbers, Electricians, Yard Maintenance Workers and other folks that are commonly out working in the neighborhoods of Clovis to please help be the eyes and ears of the community and report such suspicious activity to the police department.
The Clovis Police Department would like to remind people to please report suspicious activity that you see in the community and in your neighborhood. Don’t deny the problem. Attack it! Contact the Clovis Police Department at (575) 769-1921 or in case of an emergency dial 911. Together we can make Clovis a better place to Live, Work and Play.
If you want to help in creating a neighborhood watch in your community or information about the Code Blue program please contact the Clovis Police Department Community Relations Officer Josh Parkin at (575) 763-9427.