EAGLE — Eric Moser broke into a Vail home and burglarized it, a jury decided.
Moser, 46, was found guilty of two felonies following the three-day trial. The jury heard from 10 witnesses, including the two victims, before finding Moser guilty.
District Attorney Bruce Brown prosecuted the case.
“The brazen manner in which the thief or thieves entered a private residence in the dark of night and took items of untold sentimental value is jolting,” Brown said. “Mr. Moser clearly played a key role in this crime, and the jury’s verdict reflects his culpability.”
The victim’s Vail home was burglarized Sept. 1, 2012.
Investigators say that on Sept. 1, 2012, Moser entered the home through an unlocked garage door and stole items from the BMW parked inside, and then made his way into the victim’s living room. Among the items stolen was jewelry, sculptures, a mountain bike, and Moser ended up with two of the victim’s credit cards that he used to buy a cell phone booster in Rifle.
Brown cautioned homeowners to take some basic precautions.
“While we definitely live in a safe environment, it is important for homeowners to be vigilant in basic home security to protect their families and property,” Brown said.
The Vail Police Department investigated the case, led by Detective Justin Liffick.
Chief District Court Judge Thomas Moorhead will sentence Moser at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Moser faces 18 months in state prison for the first count possession of a financial device, a class 6 felony, and up to six years in prison for theft by receiving charge, a class 4 felony.