The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department believes recent burglaries in Greenwood and eastern Shorewood are related to the crew that has been active in the metro from Big Lake to Prior Lake.

Police believe suspects are entering homes via opened garage doors or via unsecured or unlocked vehicles and using the garage door opener to get into the garage. Once in the garage, suspects enter the house take portable items of value usually found just inside the door. In some cases, they have taken cars where the keys were left in the ignition. These incidents have reportedly happened when the residents were home during daytime and nighttime hours. To date, there has not been any violent confrontations between victims and suspects. We have no information that the suspects have any intention of violence. Quick grabs of electronics and purses appear to be their main goal. 

Police advise to not attempt to apprehend any suspects. 

The department is following up on leads and is asking for the community’s assistance with:

• Staying vigilant about securing homes and personal property.

• Securing garage and service entry doors. 

• Do not leave garage door openers in vehicles.

• If a vehicle has a permanently installed opener, then do not park it in the driveway or manually lock the overhead garage door. 

• Call 911 immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious.

Detectives are working with other affected agencies in an effort to identify and apprehend the persons responsible for these crimes. If residents have any information, contact SLMPD at tips@southlakepd.com. For more information, visit southlakepd.com.

Greenwood, Shorewood burglaries believed to part of ring The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department believes recent burglaries in Greenwood and eastern Shorewood are related to the crew that has been active in the metro from Big Lake to Prior Lake.Police believe suspects are entering homes via opened garage doors or via unsecured or unlocked vehicles and using the garage door opener to get into the garage. Once in the garage, suspects enter the house take portable items of value usually found just inside the door. In some cases, they have taken cars where the keys were left in the ignition. These incidents have reportedly happened when the residents were home during daytime and nighttime hours. To date, there has not been any violent confrontations between victims and suspects. We have no information that the suspects have any intention of violence. Quick grabs of electronics and purses appear to be their main goal. Police advise to not attempt to apprehend any suspects. The department is following up on leads and is asking for the community’s assistance with:• Staying vigilant about securing homes and personal property.• Securing garage and service entry doors. • Do not leave garage door openers in vehicles.• If a vehicle has a permanently installed opener, then do not park it in the driveway or manually lock the overhead garage door. • Call 911 immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious.Detectives are working with other affected agencies in an effort to identify and apprehend the persons responsible for these crimes. If residents have any information, contact SLMPD at tips@southlakepd.com. For more information, visit southlakepd.com.

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