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Burglar strikes while man is in the shower

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Posted: Feb 7, 2014 10:41 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Feb 7, 2014 10:41 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: webb park, burglary, thieves, home, Hundred Oaks, home invasion, stolen

BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park area of Baton Rouge has had a handful of burglaries in the past week. Neighbors say items have been disappearing from their homes in the morning, after people head to work.

"We know that we're being watched," said Malcolm Young. "That's the thing that's frightening to me."

This week, three homes were burglarized within blocks of one another. Malcolm Young's home was burglarized near Woodland and Woodside Drive Monday, while he was home.

"It's been very discomforting to all of us throughout the city," he said.

Young was in the shower when someone come through a door, and attempted to take his TV. He and his wife didn't notice the TV had been touched until later that night. The thief left before anything was taken.

"The cabinet was all astray, with wires, and the TV unplugged," he explained.

Young says the burglar was likely scared off. Other people in the neighborhood have had electronics stolen. One home near Woodside Drive and Ormandy Drive, another on Churchill Avenue.

There is increased police presence in the Webb Park and Hundred Oaks area. Neighbors also say they're looking after one another.

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