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Burglar in Jean Shorts & Carson Palmer Jersey Sought in Bellevue

Bellevue Police are looking for a man who broke into a home, took a cell phone, cash, and cigarettes, and also a peek underneath a blanket on a bed where a woman was sleeping.

Detective Jon McClain said the suspect made multiple attempts to gain entry to the house on Berry Avenue before ultimately getting in through a window near the front porch early Sunday morning.

"While he was there, he was next to a bed and lifted up a blanket," McClain said. "(The woman) started screaming." That's when the suspect darted from the home with $70 in cash, a cell phone, and some cigarettes and headed toward Fairfield Avenue.

McClain said the suspect was described as a white man in his twenties or thirties wearing jean shorts, a Carson Palmer jersey, and a baseball hat.

The cell phone was eventually recovered at a home in Newport where WKRC said a similar under-the-blanket peek took place. The TV station's report has since been amended, removing an earlier report that a sheet was also lifted off a female on Isabella Street.

Newport Police Chief Tom Collins told The River City News that to his knowledge, no sheet was lifted off a female during the alleged burglary in his city.

Collins also said that the suspect in Newport was said to be wearing a white hooded sweatshirt but that no details about the suspect's ethnicity were specified but did confirm that the cell phone taken from Bellevue was found at the Newport scene.

If you have any helpful information about these burglaries, call Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo via Bellevue Police Department Facebook page