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Victim turns detective after home break-in

Finds suspects, stolen goods online
Posted at 11:14 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 10:05:49-05

A local woman says she's found the suspects responsible for breaking into her home near Lamb and Alexander.

"It's really upsetting...knowing this is how you're going to spend your Christmas, nothing here," she said.

The victim didn't want her name released. She said the burglary happened last Monday and a police report has been filed. 

Video shows her belongings scattered all over. We're told TVs, computers, and other electronics were stolen. Oddly, her makeup, shampoo, and toilet paper were also taken. The crooks allegedly grabbing her social security card and other personal information too.

Almost immediately, she said she started searching websites that connect buyers with nearby sellers. That's when she spotted her stolen goods.

"So then I messaged her," she said.

The victim showed 13 Action News some of the messages sent to the alleged suspects. She says she was able to get their names and social media accounts.

13 Action News has sent the information to police. We will continue to follow this developing story.

The victim has created a GoFundMeaccount.