Police investigate multiple burglaries at Cambridge Apartments
POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 7:58pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:38pm
Over Thanksgiving break, Tyler police say there were multiple burglaries at Cambridge Apartments.
Cambridge Apartments--across from UT Tyler--are independently owned, but many college students live there. Tyler police tell us they have at least five burglaries and a robbery under investigation, but they haven't finished counting yet. Don Martin with Tyler police says, "Apparently the suspects went under the assumption that a lot of tenants went home on Thanksgiving holiday, so they forced their way in when no one was home."
The apartment manager--who spent her day trying to calm worries from students and parents--says there were security guards on duty during the break, but it was only at night.
UT Tyler students tell us they also say many students who live at Cambridge Apartments are trying to break their lease.
Tyler police believe all of the burglaries are related, and they say the suspects could be facing a felony charge.