Victims Worried Despite Burglary Suspect's Arrest


A WOWT 6 News Fact Finders Investigation helps put three accused burglars behind bars. But the victims say their worries aren't over.

The shattered deck door, ransacked bedroom and empty family safe are all bad memories. But they may be easier to forget with the arrest of the last burglar among three who smashed into the Pokorski's home.

"It kind of makes you feel a little safe knowing they're all in jail now," says victim Mike Pokorski.

One suspect has a felony hold, but two others get low bonds. Skylar Forrest needs $1,000 for release while $650 will let Bradley Frederick out.

"I was real surprised for doing something that they had done that they would have to pay a lot more to get out of jail," Pokorski says.

The thieves took $9,000 in valuables, and investigators recovered the family's Xbox and a commemorative coin. But the family's identities remain at risk.

The couples' passport, marriage license and their children's social security cards remain lost. They worry the theft of all this personal information will come back to haunt them someday.

Mike and his wife put alerts on all their credit and their children's social security numbers.

"Some day down the road 10 or 15 years, maybe somebody has that number and decides to use it and it comes back to haunt him," Pokorski says.

Insurance covered damage and Mike will add a security system for reassurance. But concern over missing family information will linger for a long time.

Officers are concerned by the low bond for Frederick too. Fact Finders learned he had been hiding in the attic of an Omaha home being searched by the Fugitive Task Force. He fell through the ceiling and was subdued by a police dog, after suffering a minor bite.


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