Swansea Police send out overnight alert about attempted break-ins

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SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) - Police are investigating multiple 911 calls about men trying to break into homes. The Swansea Police Department Dispatch Center sent out a "code red" notification robo-call to all residents at around 3am. They warned about the reported suspicious activity.

Just before midnight Wednesday detectives responded to a home on Derbyshire Drive for a report of two black men dress in all black clothing. Investigators say a resident told police she saw the two men when she answered a knock on her door. That's when she quickly slammed the door and called police.

Reportedly, during the attempted home invasion, one suspect had a handgun. Police searched the area and no one was found. A few hours later police responded to various other calls of suspicious activity throughout the city. Residents said men were trying to turn their door handles. Due to the high volume of calls police sent out a call warning residents of the suspicious activity.

The Swansea Police Department SAYS that, at this time, no one is in custody. They do not believe the incidents are connected. They urge residents to check their doors, secure them, and notify police if they suspect suspicious activity.

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