Burglar steals pants with victim's ID, keys
Deputies from the Yuma County Sheriff's Office are investigating an early morning burglary in the 8300 block of South Yavapai Lane.
According to Capt. Eben Bratcher of the YCSO, deputies were dispatched to the residence at about 2:34 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report that a residential break-in had just occurred.
“The victim reported that she was woken up by noises in her living room and went to go check it out, at which time she was confronted by an intruder,” Bratcher said. “She saw him about the same time he saw her.”
Bratcher said the suspect, who was wearing dark clothing, grabbed a pair of her husband's pants and fled from the residence. It is not known if he was armed. The pants were later found in a nearby dumpster.
Bratcher said the concern is now the suspect may commit additional crimes because the pants he grabbed contained the husband's identification and car keys. He added that the thief may return to the residence and attempt to steal the car. There is also a possibility that the victim's house keys were on the same key ring.
Anyone with any information is asked to call YCSO at 783-4427, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.
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