GoLocalProv | Two B&Es reported on the East Side Friday night
Saturday, September 10, 2022
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Providence police are investigating two reports of a break and enter on the east side of Providence Friday night.
Police say in both cases the residents were home at the time, including a grandmother with a baby.
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Shortly before 9 p.m. on Friday evening, police responded to a burglary on the first floor on Elmgrove Avenue.
The victim – a woman in her 80s – said she was in bed when she heard a loud noise.
She told police she went to see what had happened and found the suspect standing in her kitchen.
According to police, the victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5ft 6in tall, wearing a dark colored jacket and hat.
The victim said she yelled at the suspect to “get out”, at which point he fled through the front door.
The victim said nothing was stolen; police said they observed forced entry through a screen into the residence.
At around 9.15pm, police responded to a call for a burglary in progress on Congdon Street.
Police met the victim – a woman in her 60s – who said the suspect fled before they arrived.
The victim told police she was in a second floor bedroom with a toddler when she heard noises coming from the first floor.
She told police she heard footsteps coming up the stairs, at which point she started screaming.
At that time, she said she heard the suspect come back down the stairs and run out of the house.
When she came down, she saw the front door open; police said they discovered the rear patio door was open.
Detectives are investigating both incidents.