Mesa Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

May 26, 2011

Composite sketch of burglary suspectThe Mesa Police Department has identified eleven burglary cases that may be linked to the same suspect. The suspect was only seen in one case and the victim was able to assist with the completion of a composite sketch (shown here).

Between Saturday, December 11, 2010 and Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Mesa Police Department has investigated eleven burglaries possibly linked to the same suspect. The suspect enters the residence through an unsecured door or window. In a majority of the incidents, the suspect enters through an unsecured arcadia door. The suspect takes smaller items that can easily be carried out (laptops, cameras, cell phones, wallets, gaming systems). In one incident, the suspect was confronted by a victim, at which time he put down the victim's laptop and fled without incident. The burglaries occur while victims are sleeping, between 10 pm and 4 am. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late teens to early 20s, with a thin build.

The Mesa Police Department recommends that residents secure all windows and doors prior to going to bed. Be on alert for anyone walking around checking doors or windows in your neighborhood. If you notice someone suspicious, do not confront them. Instead immediately call the police. The locations and dates of the burglaries are:


December 11, 2010 35 N May
January 12, 2011 150 S Roosevelt
January 25, 2011 540 N May
March 16, 2011 555 N May
March 17, 2011 200 W June Cir
April 3, 2011 2100 W Camino
April 19, 2011 900 N Center
April 24, 2011 300 W 9th Pl
May 5, 2011 900 N Mesa Dr
May 17, 2011 2400 W Main
May 22, 2011 540 N May


Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 




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Mesa, AZ 85211

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