A crew of daytime burglars uses a surprising tactic to hit homes in an Elkhorn neighborhood. Tonight Fact Finders reveal how the thieves scout their targets.
After burglars ransacked Rod Cohrs home a neighbor remembered seeing two young women at his door. Rod Cohrs says, "I think to see if anybody is home."
Rod wasn't but a block away Lyle Zach sat on his couch Lyle says, " I heard a voice behind me." A young woman on a cell phone ran.
He ran after her but couldn't catch her before she jumped in a car with three other suspects. But he believes the young woman scouted his home for the crew of burglars and found an unlocked patio door.
At Rod's home the burglars cut a screen on an unlocked window and pulled in his garage. They spent three hours on a Tuesday afternoon ransacking the house.
Rod's wife died last October and the thieves took all her jewelry.
Rod says, " They took a piece of my life when they took that. It was very special to me because it was stuff she wore and now it’s gone"
Neighbors in Summer Glen are warning each other through email called next door But even a neighborhood watch online still needs eyes on the street.
Witnesses say the suspects in the Summer Glen burglaries drove a silver Corolla. Four people inside-- two of them possibly young women who knock on doors to see if anyone is home.