New Brighton police search for burglary suspect

At approximately 10:20 this morning officers from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety (NBDPS) were dispatched to the 2700 block of West County Road H for a report of an interrupted home burglary that had occurred 10 minutes prior.

The NBDPS immediately contacted the Fridley Police Department for assistance. Upon their arrival, officers determined the suspect had fled to the south, according to a NBDPS press release. While officers searched for the suspect, Fridley Police Officers were dispatched to home on a report of another burglary approximately six blocks away.

According to the press release, the two burglaries are consistent with one that occurred within the past two weeks in the 3000 block of Spring Creek Drive.  The suspect in the latest burglary is described as being a black man of median build, approximately 30 years old, wearing a dark hat, grey shirt or jacket and white tennis shoes with a distinctive tread pattern, which can be viewed at

Police are asking anyone with any information about these incidents, or anyone who recognizes what type of shoes match the tread pattern to contact the NBDPS by emailing, calling 651-288-4100, or through the NBDPS Facebook page.

According to research conducted by the NBDPS, a daytime burglar will oftentimes knock on several doors in a neighborhood looking for a home where no one comes to the door before breaking in. Police urge people who witness anyone going door to door, or encounters anyone knocking on their door and seem surprised you answered, or asks for someone who does not live there to call 911 immediately.

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