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Suspects look for easy theft targets

Video shows men in the act of casing a neighborhood in Cascadia Village

Sandy police have issued a warning about two men who may be looking for easy targets for thefts.

Residents in Cascadia Village watched as two men - who were recorded on surveillance video - walked back and forth across a street, checking for unlocked cars by lifting door handles.

Police received the report just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The call came from the 38500 block of Limerick Street. Police checked the entire neighborhood but came up empty.

Witnesses told police the suspects were last seen walking east on Cascadia Village Drive.

A review of surveillance video from Limerick Street showed one suspect picking up what appeared to be a rock and walking up a driveway and out of the sight of the camera. A few seconds later, the suspect was seen walking down the driveway toward the street and returning to a truck near the home.

That's when the homeowner returned and noticed the suspect looking inside a pickup. Immediately, the suspect made a fast retreat.

While the Limerick resident was talking with an officer, he mentioned a neighbor had told him someone had shaken his doorknob a couple of days earlier.

Police officers have explained that would-be thieves routinely come to a residence to see if anyone is at home and to look inside the home to see if anything is of value.

The suspect most identifiable in the Limerick Street video was described as about 5-feet-6, wearing a goatee and a jacket with black and white sleeves.

A photo of the suspect was printed and put on a bulletin board at the police station.

Anyone with information on this case should call the Sandy Police Department during its weekday open hours at 503-668-5566.