- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) - Newton police are urging residents to lock their doors as they search for a man suspected of at least 16 burglaries since mid-September.

Police Lt. Scott Powell says the burglar always enters homes through open garage or sliding glass doors. He generally steals only cash and has been seen inside homes only three times. He is about 5-foot-8, 200 pounds and in his 50s or 60s, with shaggy gray hair and a scruffy gray beard.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1Px4swu ) the last burglary was Jan. 7.

During one burglary, the family was at home and confronted the man but he was able to get to a car and drive away.

Powell says despite publicity of the crimes, officers still find between six and 15 garage doors open every night.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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