Broad-daylight crimes in Kingfield, ECCO, CARAG and Lyndale

The city has issued robbery and burglary alerts for neighborhoods between Lake Calhoun and I-35W.

A robber has assaulted people during the day in the East Calhoun (ECCO), Kingfield and CARAG neighborhoods, police said. In several cases, the suspect targeted people walking alone. In two cases, suspects targeted elderly women walking by themselves or with other elderly women.

The police gave no suspect descriptions.

Police also report a string of burglaries in the Kingfield and Lyndale neighborhoods, in an area between Lake and 40th streets and between Stevens and Garfield avenues.

Since Aug. 28, the area has had 16 daylight burglaries, with the perpetrator entering both homes and garages by cutting screens and windows, police said. The suspect is described as Hispanic male, approximately 19 years old, thin, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and neat in appearance.

Police recommend being aware of your surroundings, keeping windows closed when you are away and reporting suspicious activity to 911.

For more information call crime prevention specialist Audra Lea, 673-2824 or Officer Catherine Casey, 673-2626.