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Family's home burglarized twice in 8 days

Posted at 11:26 PM, Feb 20, 2017
A mother of 8 is picking up the pieces once again after being burglarized for the second time in just over a week.
Magdellena Martinez says thieves took off with hundreds of dollars worth of electronics on Feb. 11 at the home near Mountain Vista Street and Flamingo Road.
"The first time they took my flat screen. They took the DVD player, my son's Xbox, his games he got for Christmas," Martinez.
Those items hurt to lose but were nothing compared to the feelings the next morning when Martinez says she realized the ashes of her mother and father ashes were missing.
"They are useless to them," Martinez said.
Her mother’s ashes are now back at home after Martinez says someone found them lying in the road nearby, but as she continued the search for her father’s remains she got more bad news Sunday.
"I didn't even get to pull into the house because the neighborhood kids came up and said they broke into your house again and we got pictures," Martinez said.
Those pictures showed three people walking down the street carrying a laundry basket and other items.
The second time, Martinez said the burglars kicked in the back door and concentrated on her daughter’s
"She just came out crying that they had went through all of her stuff and her shoes were missing, her backpack, all of her clothes," Martinez said.
The mother says the group also grabbed paperwork, pictures and even food right out of the fridge.
"It's unreal," Martinez said.
In addition to calling police, Martinez has posted the pictures of the three people walking down the street on social media in hopes someone recognizes them.