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Forum staff reports, Published November 13 2013

Break-ins plague north Fargo neighborhood

FARGO – The Fargo Police Department is warning a northside neighborhood to be alert to potential break-ins after five burglaries were reported in a three-week span.

The area is between 12th Avenue North and Dakota Drive, and between University Drive and 19th Street north.

The most recent break-ins involved a person entering individual apartments by cutting open a window screen, or entering through an unlocked door or window.

Most of the break-ins occurred late in the evening, but at least one occurred in the early afternoon.

In two cases, the intruder was confronted by tenants who were home at the time.

Police believe the same person is responsible for all five recent break-ins.

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 20s, with a thin build and standing about 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall.

The Fargo Police Department and North Dakota State University Police Department are increasing their presence throughout the neighborhood.

Residents of the neighborhood are encouraged to report any suspicious activity and are reminded to secure their homes and apartments by making sure doors and windows are locked.

To report suspicion activity, call Fargo police at (701) 235-4493.