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Burglars pose as Good Samaritans shoveling snow

10:16 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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Denver Police are investigating a break-in where two men posed as Good Samaritans, but instead had bad intentions.

Neighbors saw the men, who looked like they were doing a good deed by shoveling snow, breaking into Tracey Valentine's house on the 2700 block of West Park Place.

"Horrible. It's horrible it happened around the holidays," Valentine said.

Valentine came home last week and saw someone burglarized her house.

"The shovel was laying on the ground. The window that's here was pushed completely down," Valentine said.

Inside, lots of footprints and a very frightened dog.

"He was scared out of his wits. He's a very shaky dog," Valentine said.

Margarita Roman has lived across the street for more than 35 years.

Roman and other neighbors saw the two men shoveling snow near Valentine's house.

"It never happened before in all these years I lived in this area. I think it's really bad. I think that's the reason the kids came to clean the snow so they can check the house and try to go in," Roman said.

"It worried me a lot," Valentine said.

Valentine thinks she scared off the burglars by coming home, before they could clean out her house.

"So they kind of have this way of making it look like they're shoveling your snow or maybe doing whatever for the person living there and in actuality they're just taking stuff from your house. They're coming in the back and robbing it," Valentine said.

Valentine wants to warn others, especially this time of year.

"The last thing you want is somebody breaking in, especially after Christmas with the snow happening and taking all those gifts you just got for Christmas," Valentine said.

Police say if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, even if they look like they're doing something good, don't be afraid to ask questions or even call law enforcement.

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