KPD seeks community help in recent burglaries

Photos connected with recent burglaries in Kodiak (Photo via Kodiak Police Department)

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Kodiak has seen a string of burglaries, and the Kodiak Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

Sgt. Francis de la Fuente with KPD says Rhino Tire was broken into at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“They did take a safe – approximate value initially when they told me it was 4,500 dollars.”

De la Fuente says a video from the car repair business shows two people, both wearing a mask and gloves. One wears a North Face jacket, the other an Under Armor jacket.

De la Fuente says the suspects have targeted businesses, among them KMXT. He says they’re especially looking for easy access. That means unlocked doors and open windows.

“So far we…pattern wise… is when the sun comes down and before the sun comes up, so now it’s summertime we’re talking 12 to 5 a.m., but again targets of opportunity are if the car’s unlocked and it’s open and nobody’s was there, they’ll take that chance.”

De la Fuente says the burglars could have used tools to open doors and some of the businesses show evidence of that. He says they’re most likely looking for cash and items they can easily sell, and he says he believes the robberies could be drug related.

De la Fuente says another business was robbed just this morning and they are still examining video from that incident. Kodiak police are asking citizens to call them if they have information about the break-ins. KMXT will update listeners as we learn more.


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