A burglary in progress was reported to the around 10 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 800 block of JB Hunt Court. A resident reportedly heard a loud bang, then called police. After arriving, officers discovered the home's rear garage door had been kicked in and its door frame broken off. Police said a purse was lying on the ground that previously had been on the front seat of an unlocked vehicle parked in the home's garage. Approximately $30 was stolen from the purse. Police said the suspect or suspects left the home before law enforcement arrived.
Anyone with information that may assist with the above investigation is encouraged to contact the Ellisville Police Department. If you would like to contact the department anonymously, you may do so through St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers.