Decatur police alert residents about evening burglaries

The Decatur Police Department reports an increase in burglaries in the southeastern part of the city in the past week.

Between Jan. 14 and Monday, four burglaries to homes after 8 p.m. were reported to the department. Three of the homes were vacant during the burglaries, and no one was injured.

In the fourth burglary, a resident told police that someone tried to enter her home through a back window after she did not answer a knock at the door. The suspect fled without taking anything after realizing someone was home.