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CRIME OF THE WEEK: Repeat Burglaries at Worthington Home

Updated: Saturday, October 19 2013, 06:42 PM EDT
WORTHINGTON (Steve Levine) - Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward
after an elderly Worthington couples home was broken into twice within
six weeks.

They cut open the screen door, and they opened the door somehow, said Chuck, whose home was first invaded by crooks May 16.

While Chuck and his wife Rita were in bed, burglars stole cash, credit cards, and medication.

Thats
pretty bad, somebody comes in and robs an 80-year-old who is physically
handicapped during the middle of the night while you are sleeping,
Chuck said.

Within hours of the break-in, surveillance cameras in
several nearby stores caught two men using the victims' stolen charge
cards to buy expensive shoes and clothing.

Six weeks later,
thieves returned to the home, this time busting in a front window to get
inside and steal a purse filled with cash, credit cards, and IDs.

It has to be somebody who is familiar with us, somebody who [knew] where my billfold was, where the purse was, Chuck said.

One
of the suspects from the previous burglary was then caught on camera at
a local Meijer store buying electronics and DVDs after the second
burglary.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of the criminals involved.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.CRIME OF THE WEEK: Repeat Burglaries at Worthington Home


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