Fayetteville police warn residents of 'ladder bandits'

Fayetteville police investigate seven home break-in cases, in which the suspect used a ladder to get into second-floor.
March 28, 2014 3:26:48 PM PDT
Fayetteville police are investigating seven home break-in cases, in which the suspect used a ladder to get into second-floor rooms.

Reports of "ladder bandits" started coming into the police department in late 2013, and most often it's the victim's own ladder, or one from their neighbor's yard, that's used in the home break-in.

"Check with your alarm monitor to see if your second story entrance is, whether it's a door or a window, you know has a forced entry detector on it," said Lt. Todd Joyce, a police spokesman. "Secure your ladder in a garage if you can. If not, secure it to a fixed object like some type of cable lock or something like that."

Joyce said the department also offers a free security survey service, where an officer can come to your home, check out entry ways, and advise on how to better protect the home.

You can call police at (910) 433-1833  to schedule that survey.

See It On TV | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts | Send us photos
Follow @abc11 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook


Load Comments