Police searching for Edwards burglar
Ryan Summerlin July 4, 2014
EDWARDS — Authorities are searching for a man who kicked in the front door of a Singletree home and went straight for the jewelry.
No one was injured, although two teenaged girls were in the house when he kicked it in. The girls stayed out of sight, and were able to give police a description of the burglar – a white male, between 6- feet and 6-feet 2-inches, with a muscular build. At the time of the break-in he was wearing lime green shirt, khaki pants and new bright white tennis shoes, said Deputy Arthur Freeman with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 10 a.m. June 26, the man kicked in the front door and entered the house, Freeman said.
He walked straight to the masters suite of the home and got into a dresser drawer and pulled out some jewelry. He then went to the closet and took some more jewelry, then quickly left.
“Nothing else was touched. It seemed extremely specific,” Freeman said.
Among the items stolen was a specific necklace made of an Indian head coin.
The same house suffered a theft the night before, however, that was a shotgun stolen from the open bed of a pickup truck.
Although it was an isolated incident, Freeman is encouraging people to take precautions.
“People have a false sense of security and are leaving things unlocked. Criminals are opportunists,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8505.
Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.