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German Village: Residential break-ins reported on Bruck, Lazelle


Two burglaries, in which thousands of dollars of items were stolen, were reported recently in German Village.

Columbus police reports state in one incident, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 12, a suspect entered the rear window of a residence in the 800 block of Bruck Street and took a $600 laptop, $350 iPad, $150 cell phone, four watches valued at more than $1,100 total and a necklace of unidentified value.

The suspect also did $150 worth of damage to the screen and the rear window, according to reports.

Along with the various items, the suspect also took a set of keys that had house and garage keys and keys to the victim's Mercedes Benz.

In a separate incident that occurred between 8:10 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 800 block of South Lazelle Street, someone broke into house through a back window and stole a $30 alarm clock, $100 gold ring, a $250 initialized gold ring, $100 silver necklace, two gold bracelets worth $400 total, $50 iPod Shuffle, two sets of headphones valued at $450 total, a $100 DVD player and $100 worth of coins.

The suspect also caused $200 worth of damage to the house.

In other recent Columbus police reports from the German Village area:

* A man told police he was assaulted in his residence Jan. 13 in the 400 block of East Sycamore Street.

The suspect entered the residence and repeatedly struck the victim according to reports.

* A victim reported that someone damaged a panel to his garage door, causing $200 worth of damage, sometime Jan. 8 in the 300 block of East Frankfort Street.

* Copper downspouts valued at $600 were stolen sometime Jan. 3 from a residence in the 500 block of East Fourth Street.

* A man who lives in the 300 block of East Whittier Street said he was the intended victim of identity theft.

He told police someone allegedly called him from a bank Jan. 7 and asked him to verify his name, address and Social Security number.

The man said he told the caller he doesn't have an account with the bank and the suspect hung up the phone.