crimeA week ago, a man rang the doorbell of a Windsor Park home. Rather than opening the door, the homeowner spoke to the unknown visitor — a black man appearing to be in his early 20s — through her window. He announced that he was looking for “Kim.”

Keeping her door closed, the neighbor responded that nobody by that name lived in her home. That’s when the man retreated to his white four-door sedan and fled.

But not before the homeowner wrote down the license plate of the suspicious vehicle and called police.

“The whole thing just felt odd to me, so I called 911,” the neighbor wrote in an email shared by the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association.

Ten minutes after calling 911, she writes, a detective called asking for more information. Based on the detailed information she shared about what the man was wearing and the license plate number, police were able to pull over the car and take a look.

Turns out that the man who rang the doorbell that morning had stolen property in his car from a previous burglary that day. The driver and his two accomplices had been hitting the area between Forest and Walnut Hill, police say.

Neighborhood patrol officers advise anybody with information regarding suspicious activity to call 911.


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