Brazen burglar lurking in city |

Brazen burglar lurking in city

Police warned Grass Valley residents Friday to lock doors, windows and screens to thwart a brazen burglar who has been entering houses while people are at home.

The burglar has been seen inside homes, peeping into windows and in yards at least 10 times in the past three weeks. He operates between dusk and the early morning hours in the area north of downtown, around North Church, Doris, Carol and Lloyd streets, police Capt. Dave Remillard said.

He was last spotted at 3:45 a.m. Friday on the 300 block of North Church Street wearing a white ball cap.

The man is described as being 25 to 30 years old with a thin face, wearing baggy clothing and usually wearing a ball cap.

Witnesses have said the man “speaks English with a hispanic accent,” Remillard said.

So far, no one has been attacked.

“We’re not sure what his motive is,” Remillard said. “People think small items have been taken.”

Police have stepped up patrols in the area. However, Remillard asked that anyone with information call police at 477-4600.

If anyone believes a person has entered their residence, they should call 911 immediately, Remillard said.

“In the past, calls have been delayed,” Remillard said. “Call us right away and let us check it out.”


To contact staff writer Trina Kleist, e-mail trinak@theunion .com or call 477-4231.

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