SATURDAY: Apparent Burglar Busted At Frequently-Targeted Boystown Apartment Building

It may have looked like two guys beating someone up, but it turned out to be two men struggling to detain a burglary suspect this afternoon in the 500 block of Addison.

Actual burglar may vary.

Passers-by reported a battery in progress in front of an apartment building there at 12:55 this afternoon. At nearly the same time, a 911 caller reported a burglary at the same address.

Police now believe that the burglary offender was caught red-handed by the two men who witnesses thought were beating the guy up.

The suspect was taken into custody.

In an unremarkable coincidence, at 12:40PM on March 23, a witness reported seeing a man matching the description of today’s offender climbing out of a window at  the same apartment building. Officers were unable to find the suspected burglar that day and no burglary report was ever filed.

Yet another resident of the building filed a burglary report on January 30th.

Nice work today by the residents and our 19th district officers.

Image: Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Library
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