Increase in University Park Burglaries North of SMU

This man is a suspect in the recent robberies of homes just Northeast of SMU. Photo Credit: UPPD facebook

University Park police department sent out a message on their facebook account stating that there has been an increase of home burglaries just Northeast of SMU. Burglars have been focusing their efforts in between the 2800 and 3000 blocks resting between Lovers Lane and Dyer Street.

According to police, the burglars are targeting “older-style houses with tall shrubs, without alarm systems” and have primarily taken jewelry and cameras. Most of the offense occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

UP police are asking that anyone with information contact Detective Keenan at 214.987.5359 or

Burglary of Habitations
There has been an increase of forcible burglaries between May 16th to July 23rd in the 2800-3000 blocks of Lovers Lane, Fondren, McFarlin, Dyer and Westminster. In one incident the resident was home. The suspect knocked on the front door, then went to the rear of the home and broke a window in the back door. The suspect was described as a young male with medium skin tone. He was wearing dark pants and a collared shirt, carrying a back pack.

Older style houses with tall shrubs, without alarm systems, have been the primary target. Jewelry and cameras have been the primary items taken with offenses occurring between 1030AM-1230PM. Offenses have occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Contact Detective Keenan with any information at 214-987-5359 or If you observe suspicious activity, call 911 or dispatch at 214-363-3000.

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—UP Facebook page

3 thoughts on “Increase in University Park Burglaries North of SMU

  • July 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

    They have easy access at University and 75 to sneak into the neighborhood. During the day, there are always lots of people walking in the area.

  • July 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Two on our block and one alley neighbor. I guess my ADT signs in the yard worked! (No actual system, just signs!)

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    @Matt on the other side in the M streets, I heard that they used to have that problem. I don’t know how it was solved on that side though.


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