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PCSD needs help I-D’ing man who broke into a Mt. Lemmon cabin

MT. LEMMON, Ariz. – A cabin under construction on Mt. Lemmon was burglarized on April 4. Pima County Sheriff’s Burglary Detective, Scott Dunaway told News 4 Tucson, this is very unusual. He added especially this cabin because it was very treacherous to get to and it was off the main road not visible at all.

We spoke to the homeowners who wanted to remain anonymous. They said it was almost like the thief knew where he was going. They think maybe it is someone who may have worked on the house at some point. They quickly pointed out they have no evidence of that, but just because he was familiar with the property.

Detective Dunaway said the suspect is seen getting out of the vehicle either a Lexus or Toyota Corolla late 90’s white over beige.

The thief is seen grabbing some items that were on a propane tank, then he broke into a side door.

The victims said the suspect took the screens off the window and left a hand print.

“Your home is the one spot in the world that makes you feel safe and secure and once you’ve been burglarized that is shattered,” said detective Dunaway.  “It takes a long time for people to recover that safety.”

When the homeowners installed the cameras they said they did it because they wanted to see nature at its best.  Never imagining it might help detectives solve a crime.

The thief is described as a white male, late 20’s to early 30’s with large pronounced ears with a goatee and possibly dirty blonde hair. The man took a weather station and a $400 nail gun from the house. The video showed he loaded it into the back seat of his vehicle. Then you see the passenger pointing towards the cameras. Maybe at that point, they realized surveillance cameras were watching them.

That’s when the man took the items out of the car, got into the vehicle and sped away.

Detective Dunaway said it is important to identify the suspect because they do not stop after doing it one time, and he does not want this to happen to anybody else.

The homeowner said because the house is under construction it is difficult to see what all is missing.

If you have information call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.


Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo is an investigative reporter. She is part of the Digging Deeper team that uncovers important issues focusing on crime that affects the community.
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