Resident reports $34,598 loss in burglary

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Mark Schlachtenhaufen The Edmond Sun An Edmond resident reported the loss of $34,598 worth of items from a burglary of their home, according to a police incident report. Thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, including several keepsake items, a small gold bar from Africa, rare coins, musical items, cash, rookie cards signed by former OU quarterback Troy Aikman and former Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith, a baseball signed by ex-Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan, a camera with photos of Christmas and birthday parties, a telescope and several firearms were among the items listed as missing, according to the report filed by Edmond Police Officer Patricia Demoss. On Feb. 24, Demoss was dispatched to the 1000 block of Richard Drive in the Pebble Creek neighborhood to receive information about a residential burglary. Dispatch said the reporting party had been home a while before realizing the break-in had occurred, the report stated. Demoss stated the victim said she and her boyfriend left the house at about 2:45 p.m. and made several stops including to a casino, but had to return for band practice. The victim said she always locks the doors, and noticed that the television was gone from a room, Demoss stated. Then she noticed numerous items were gone from several different rooms, the report stated. When Demoss asked if she knew how the burglar gained entry, the victim she said she checked the back door, which was not locked; Demoss saw new damage to the door, the officer stated. Demoss stated she photographed the scene and some shoe prints in the mud near the fence gate. She also photographed slightly muddy, partial shoe prints on the floor in the entry way. The victim said earlier in the day she had gone outside and was in her front yard when she saw a light blue van drive by at a slow speed at about 1:30 p.m.; it was being driven by a white male with brown scruffy looking hair that stuck out from under his baseball cap, Demoss stated. She did not know if the van had anything to do with the incident, but the male was staring at her making her feel uncomfortable, Demoss stated. She did not recognize the driver or the van, possibly an older 2000 model, the report stated. She thought it had rear windows. Items including numerous TVs, electronic equipment, cash, jewelry, an old gun and music equipment were stolen, Demoss stated. Some of the items were kept in a safe that had been pried open, the report stated. Demoss stated that she dusted the safe and the metal box for fingerprints. When the report was filed there were no suspects. marks@edmondsun.com | 341-2121, ext. 108
Report Status: 

unsolved

Edmond , OK
US
Coordinates: 35° 40' 16.3092" N, 97° 30' 29.9232" W
Best Known Time of Event: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:30pm
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