Las Vegas thief uses pole to fish for purse through doggie door

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   July 11, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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July 11 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas couple on vacation out of town said their home security cameras captured a burglar using a pole to fish for a purse from a dog door.

Stefan Wilhelmy and Tiana Cardona said they were vacationing in Ohio on Sunday morning when they received an alert that their home security cameras had picked up a trespasser.

The couple checked the cameras and saw a knife-wielding man use a pole left in their yard from a construction project to reach into the home through a doggie door and steal a purse from a nearby counter top.

"We just never thought that somebody would be this brazen," Wilhelmy told KSNV-TV.

Cardona said she doesn't think there was anything valuable in her purse after she removed her wallet and keys before going on vacation.

"I'm thinking it probably just had receipts and tissues," Cardona told KTNV-TV. "I'm glad that we're safe that we weren't home, but the fact that somebody violated our space."

Cardona said the suspect left behind a glove that was turned over to police.

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