Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home

On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:31 a.m. Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South 223rd (map below) in reference to a residential burglary which had occurred prior.

Police say that the home was unoccupied at the time of this incident, and the former occupant had recently passed away.

The property is for sale as part of an estate, including items within the home.

The unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the home sometime between the April 11 – 13, and likely overnight.

It appears aluminum and power tools were stolen.


2 Responses to “Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home”
  1. Alli says:

    In my home town they discovered that the thugs were reading the obituaries and then robbing the homes of the deceased when everyone was at their funeral. So they began stationing a police officer at the home the day of the funeral. Just the presence of a police car parked in the driveway, or in front of the home, may or not have, prevented these “bottom feeders, But I do think it might be a good idea to consider doing the same here. What do you think?

  2. BirchCreek says:

    I agree Alli.
    But, as a side note, I think you do a disservice to useful bottom feeders, who perform a very important ecological function, to call these people “bottom feeders”.
    These human “bottom feeders” serve no useful function in the human ecosystem and should be dealt with as the invasive parasites they are.

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