Clever Detective Solves Rash of Dallas Burglaries

A rash of burglaries in the Dallas area revealed criminals using a locksmithing technique known as "bump keys."

Upscale apartment residents would come home to find their doors closed but unlocked. Their laptops, cash and expensive jewelry were gone. Dozens of apartments were hit on the same day, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in property stolen, and no signs of forced entry.

Initially, detectives were scratching their heads. But one suburban detective — whose wife manages one of the complexes that was robbed — solved the mystery.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.