TACOMA, Wash. - The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force is asking for the public's assistance in identifying four burglars who broke into a home in Tacoma. There was one resident sleeping upstairs while the suspects searched the home for more than 30 minutes for items to steal.
Three men burglarized the home while a woman waited outside after surveillance video showed her slipping and falling on the back deck.
Detectives seek ID of woman wanted in home burglary in Tacoma
The burglary happened on July 21st in the 1600 block of 55th Street in Tacoma. The suspects were driving a dark colored Ford Explorer with a temporary license in the rear window.
"I don’t know about going to sleep at night. We just don’t know what to do. We put a fence up around the property and put the keys in the bedroom. I don’t know what else to tell you," homeowner Corey Jones said.
Detectives say the thieves took his truck keys and stole his 2002 Ford. The Auto Theft Task Force found the truck in Fife, stripped and totaled.
The truck wasn't the only thing taken-- the family says they also lost their sense of safety and security in their own home.
"That's the worst part. I almost want to move. They even walked through my house. They know where all my stuff is, going through my couches. They have even been in my bedroom. I don't know exactly what was going on with that but they were in there for some time," said Jones.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest of any of the suspects.
You can text their names and any photos of them through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips at P3Tips.com.
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