The Edmond Sun

October 29, 2012

Police: Thieves entered sleeping victim's home

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Alleged burglary suspects entered the victim’s home while she was sleeping and later made fraudulent credit card purchases for baby items and dog food, police said.

On Sept. 23, Edmond Police Officer Rickey Ecker spoke with the victim who said someone entered her University of Central Oklahoma-area home and took her purse while she was sleeping, according to an incident report filed by Ecker.

Police said the suspect or suspects entered through the back door, removed the purse from a table in the main area of the home, spilled some change on the floor and left through the same door.

The victim called her bank that morning and found three charges had been made on her debit card since the previous night, none of which she authorized, police said.

Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said the fraudulent charges began while the victim was sleeping at 1:44 a.m. and ended at 6:42 a.m.

“The charges were an ATM withdrawal of $500, a $23 purchase at a 7-Eleven, a $295 purchase at the Walmart at Memorial and Penn, and $63 in gas at Sam’s at Memorial and Penn,” Monroe said.

Items listed as missing were a leather purse, a lady’s wallet, $7 in cash, a debit card, 4-5 checks from a credit union, a checkbook and undisclosed items in a prescription bottle, the report stated.

Monroe said the two making the purchases from Walmart bought baby items and dog food. They drive a dark gray, four-door Chevy Impala or Malibu-type vehicle, Monroe said. In surveillance images, the female appears to be pregnant and the male is wearing an OSU hat, she said.

If you have information, call Edmond Crime Stoppers at 359-4466, use the city’s online crime tip form at edmondok.com or text a tip to 625-TEXT or 625-8398. The service will not generate a radio call or bring police to your location. You will never receive a return text. Information sent is disseminated to the appropriate EPD detectives.



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