Tonawanda News

August 25, 2012

Burglars target 2 town homes

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Two burglaries occurred on Elmview Drive in the Town of Tonawanda sometime last week, according to police. 

A resident reported Tuesday that someone entered her home and took $1,500 in an envelope and three pieces of jewelry, including a religious pendant, from her bedroom. The jewelry is estimated to be worth $2,100.

The resident believed the burglary took place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, while she was on vacation.

Officers scanned the home for evidence, and found a footprint on an air conditioner condenser. A screen to a window near the condenser appeared to be kicked in.

“It is plausible someone used the air conditioner in to gain access,” the police report states. 

The print on the air conditioner did not match any shoes in the home, and the resident denied repeatedly that she might be responsible for moving the jewelry, despite waiting a few days to report the missing items. 

The report states that the two burglaries on Elmview have the same modus operandi, and both involved the taking of jewelry. The two incidents may be linked, according to Lt. Nick Bado.