Two Men Wanted For Promontory Burglary
[UPDATE] Photos of the two suspects was removed at the request of the Summit County Sheriff's Office after they received credible information that they could be under 18 years old.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify two men who are responsible for a home burglary in the Promontory area. The burglary took place during the day and even as the homeowners were inside.
The Summit County Sheriff’s office is reporting that on Thursday, October 16th just after 4 in the afternoon, two young men entered a home in the Promontory neighborhood and took off with a few thousand dollars’ worth of cash, jewelry, and other valuables. The homeowners were home at the time but had no idea they were being burglarized until they reviewed their home surveillance video days later.
Summit County Sheriff’s Public Information officer Lt. Andrew Wright says an investigation is underway as to how the two even got into the gated community.
“Promontory has a lot of construction going on so there are a large amount of people coming and going every day,” Wright said. “I think that's going to be part of the investigation is determining how these individuals got into Promontory and whether or not they may be residents of the area.”
He says he’s not sure if the Promontory gate houses have video footage that collects license plate information. The homeowners he says don’t recognize the two men and are understandably upset that anyone would be so brazen to enter a home in broad daylight carrying bolt cutters.
“She described within their video that they accessed it,” Wright said. “They walk around the house checking doors and windows. Ultimately they - one of them climbed up the balcony to a second story where the homeowner said she had the door open allowing the breeze to come through and one of the individuals entered through that open door walk through the home let the other one in another door and they were in there for approximately 6 minutes.”
The burglary however wasn’t reported to authorities until days after it happened.
“It wasn't until they realized that there was a bag with some valuables missing and a set of ear pods that were sitting on a table that were missing that they finally realize, OK something's not right,” he said. “They reviewed the video surveillance and realize there were two individuals that actually entered the home and took the valuables and left the area.”
The two men are white and appear to be in their early 20’s. You can see their photos online at kpcw.org.
Wright says you never know when someone will take an advantage of an opportunity and reminds p0eple that they need to continue to lock their cars and homes
Anyone with any information can call (435) 615-3686.