LaGrange Police are investigating the Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling after a local woman reported her home being broken into while she slept.
Police responded to the incident Monday afternoon about 2 p.m. in reference to the incident which allegedly occurred overnight in the 1200 block of Park Place.
Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated she initially woke up and began to get ready for work. She later started to look for her purse, but could not find it in her residence. The victim stated she then went outside to her vehicle to look for the purse and discovered a screen had been removed from one of the rear windows to her residence and was lying on the ground behind the home.
The victim stated she didn’t think much of it until she got to her vehicle and could not locate her purse inside the car. She then noticed that one of her spare bedroom windows had been raised slightly, which she had kept locked.
Police later inspected the window and determined it had been forced open. One window lock had been completely broken off the frame and one was still attached but was forced out of place for the window to be raised.
The victim stated she heard a noise in her residence about 3 a.m., but she didn’t see anything at the time, so she didn’t call police. It wasn’t until the next morning when she noticed that her purse was missing when she became concerned about the issue. The victim stated that she did not see anyone only heard a loud noise.
The victim valued her purse and wallet at about $35. The purse reportedly contained several identification and financial documents.
This incident is still under investigation by the La-Grange Police Department Criminal Investigations Section.
If anyone has any further information about either incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted onlineatwww.lagrangega.org.
Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.