ONLY ON 5: Police may know who ransacked military veteran's Ohio City home

Part of a rash of recent break-ins
Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 19:32:08-04

A Cleveland Police detective said they may know who ransacked the Ohio City home of a well-known artist and military veteran.

Detective Robert Beveridge said neighborhood surveillance cameras captured a pair of young adults, believed to be between about 16 and 20-years-old, attempting to break into homes recently on some Ohio City Streets.

On Tuesday around 11:00 a.m. a woman’s Fulton Court home was burglarized. The veteran, who was too afraid to identify herself publicly, said she had just left her home when someone broke in. Her surveillance cameras, security system and locked doors did not stop the thieves, who stole jewelry, shoes, family memorabilia, even her military records, she said.

“Most importantly, they took my security again,” the woman said. "You know, I served my country so people can wake up and enjoy life, not to wake up and destroy people’s lives.”

Detective Beverage said they are still working to identify the pair, but said they could be connected to a string of burglaries over the past month in the neighborhood. On June 3, a Clinton Ave. home was burglarized. The family’s car was also stolen after police said a door was left unlocked.

Now, Det. Beveridge said more cops have been deployed.

"Especially down in this area when you have crime sprees, we normally do,” he said. "We get a presence down there. The commander starts a detail. Other zone cars get notified of what’s happening down in that area. The pictures get distributed and we’re out looking for them.”

Beveridge asked anyone who can help with the investigation to call him at (216) 623-2712.


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