FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firearms, Ammunition Among Items Stolen in Norwood Burglaries – Suspects At-Large
Contact: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer 970-729-2028
March 15, 2016 -- (Norwood, CO) – San Miguel Sheriff Deputies are looking for individuals responsible for two burglaries south of Norwood this week in which multiple firearms and ammunition were stolen from two unoccupied homes.
The incidents are believed to have occurred some time between March 7th and March 11thin the Lone Cone Road residences. At least eight firearms were stolen from the homes, as well as ammunition, a hunting bow, and items including a flatbed trailer, Artic Prowler “camo”-colored UTV, a flat screen television, fishing equipment.
Sheriff Bill Masters said “This is a serious crime and now we have suspects at-large who are likely heavily armed.”
Deputies were called Saturday (March 12th ) by one of the homeowners after he learned from his home caretaker that his home had been burglarized. The caretaker also noted a tractor on the property had been used.
Upon investigation, Deputies believe after the suspects burglarized the first home, they drove to the second home and burglarized it, and at some point the vehicle may have gotten stuck in snow and mud. The suspects then probably walked back to the first house, took the tractor and drove it to the second house to use it to move the car.
The investigation also led Deputies to evidence on scene of rear damage to the vehicle, which enabled Deputies to trace the vehicle. Deputies believe it is a 2005-2009 Land Rover LR3, possibly silver or white, again with rear damage. It should also be without seatbelts, as they were found in a pile, possibly used to move stolen items.
The stolen flatbed trailer is described as faded blue in color with a wooden bed and short, steel-sided rails.
Sheriff Masters said, “While there is no immediate threat on public safety, we would like the community’s assistance in alerting us if they see the vehicle or any of the stolen property described.”
If you see a vehicle or flatbed trailer fitting these descriptions or have any information about these burglaries, please call Sheriff’s Deputies at 970-728-1911.
Sheriff Masters cautioned, “Do not approach the suspects as they could be armed with high powered rifles.”