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Austin police search for West Campus break-in suspect

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Austin police are looking for a burglary suspect in the West Campus area near the University of Texas.

Officers say a woman was sleeping in her apartment at 2104 San Gabriel Street when she awoke to a male crouched down at the foot of her bed shortly after 4 a.m. The woman began screaming, and the man fled.

Police searched the area with K9 units, but couldn't locate the suspect. There were no signs of forced entry, but the call is being investigated as a burglary.

Police urge people to be careful, even at home.

"We want to remind everybody to stay vigilant,” Cpl. Anthony Hipolito with the Austin Police Department said. “Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when you're alone. If you have a cell phone, carry it with you. When you're at home, lock your doors, lock your windows and set your home alarm system if you have one.”

There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment, and the victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect, according to APD.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

APD wants to remind citizens to:

• Be aware of your surroundings at all times especially when alone

• If you have one, carry a cell phone with you at all times

• When at home or away always lock your doors, windows and set your home security systems (if you have them)

• Stay in contact with your neighbors and look out for each other

• If you see or hear something suspicious call 911 immediately

Information courtesy of the Austin Police Department.

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