Vacant home in Eagle burglarized
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado –A representative from a local bank contacted Eagle Police last week to report that a number of large appliances had been stolen from a vacant townhouse, which had been foreclosed on earlier this spring.
The Eagle officer met with the bank representative at the townhouse. The missing items included a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher.
While the unit’s doors were locked and it was posted for sale, there was no lock box at the site. The bank representative said a local real estate agent removed the box when he discovered the missing appliances and reported the theft. The lock box log showed that three real estate agents and a photographer where the only people to key in the lock box code.
The photographer was hired to document the townhouse interiors for sales brochures. The photographs were taken April 15 and the appliances are not present in the pictures.
The police officer noted that the townhouse main floor windows were closed, but unlocked.
Police contacted the former owner who confirmed the foreclosure on the property and said he did not know anything about the missing appliances.
A couple that resides next door to the townhouse told police they remembered seeing a back door partially open at the unit. They closed the door but did not notice if the appliances were missing inside.
Police estimated the value of the stolen appliances at $1,500.