The Victim: Jesse Delagarza

The Crime: Burglary

Date: Thursday, Sept. 20

Time: Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Location: 5900 Block of Elderwood


Someone ransacked the place.

Jesse Delagarza has not been having good luck lately. The Dallas-area realtor recently had his car broken into at a restaurant. But he was really unprepared for what would happen a week later while he was at work.

A burglar cut a screen and slipped in through a cracked window of his home. The place was ransacked and an extensive amount of property was stolen including electronics, jewelry and his ostrich cowboy boots. It was a loss of

several thousands of dollars.

“It’s just a ton of stuff,” Delagarza says of the burglary. “I’m still making a list of what all was taken.”

There is a 24-hour security patrol in their area, but unfortunately they or any other neighbors did not see any suspects.

Officers with the North Central Patrol Division say most home burglars are amateurs looking for easy targets including even a cracked window like in this case. They look for homes presenting the least risk of detection, the greatest opportunity for easy gain and the maximum potential for escape.

Most burglars look for homes appearing unoccupied and unprotected, without adequate locks and lighting, with open or unlocked doors and windows, and home sites with easy concealment from neighbors and passing motorists.


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Source:  Dallas Police Department