Downtown resident wakes up to intruder | KOB 4

Downtown resident wakes up to intruder

Jen French
April 25, 2018 10:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Vehicle break-ins and thefts are common downtown, but it's not every day there's burglar bold enough to break into a house when people are still home.


After daybreak Wednesday, Trent Spencer was still a little groggy when he said he encountered a burglar at the entrance of his bedroom.

"It could have happened to anybody and I don't know if we could have done more to make it harder for us to be targeted," he said.

Trent Spencer and his brother, Rhett, live in a rental home near the corner of Ninth Street and Silver Avenue. The two say the intruder reportedly took off as soon as Trent spotted him.

Rhett said he quickly returned home from work after getting a call from his brother.

"I sensed the urgency in his voice after the fact so I rushed right over," he said.

The family called police. Nothing was stolen, but it became clear that the burglar broke a back window to let himself in.

"I looked around the door and just saw here, in this whole hallway, big shards of glass," Rhett said.

Trent said the intruder had short, dyed blond hair. If you have additional information, you’re asked to contact Albuquerque Police (505) 843-STOP or submit a tip online


Jen French

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