A burglar smashed the window at Update Barber Shop`and Beauty Salon at 23rd and Cherry and ran off with their flat screen TV April 10, according to the police report. A Tent City Three resident on patrol duty alerted police after hearing the burglar smash the window around 5:45 a.m. a few blocks from the encampment’s current site.
The patroller told police he saw a black man wearing a black jacket and black pants running northbound on 23rd carrying the TV. The witness only got a look at the suspect’s back, so was unable to provide more suspect details.
Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Update Barber Shop is considering updating their security after the incident and installing an alarm system.
Tent City Three is nearing the end of their planned two-month stay at a vacant lot at 22nd and Cherry. As part of the residents’ responsibilities to the community, each camp resident spends shifts patrolling the area around the encampment to make sure everything is in line.