Minneapolis Police investigating string of home burglaries

June 01, 2019 09:16 PM

Minneapolis police are investigating string of home burglaries.

Police said the burglaries have all involved knives or guns and have been reported in the Phillips West, Central, Ventura Village and Midtown Phillips neighborhoods since April 22.


In a news release, the department said early investigation indicates the burglaries are related and may involve more than one suspect.

The burglaries occurred while the residents were present, but no serious injuries have been reported.

Police are reminding everyone to lock their windows and doors, and also urged people to talk to their neighbors about the incidents and ask them to be alert to suspicious activity.

Anyone with any information about any of the burglaries is urged to call 3rd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist Kali Pliego at 612-673-3482 or contact her at

The burglary reports come alongside similar reports from the Independence / Loretto / Orono area, according to West Hennepin Public Safety, who put out an alert on Facebook Friday. 

The crimes involved individuals entering unlocked cars, using garage door openers and the theft of two cars, according to the post.

Those who see or hear anything suspicious are encouraged to call 911. West Hennepin Public Safety is offering crime prevention tips at 763-479-0500.

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