Suspects sought in burglaries

Doors kicked in, big-ticket items taken

An apartment in the Canyon Ranch Apartment Complex as well as a condo down the street in Shadow Canyon each were broken into during the day on Feb. 8. Both were forced entries and big-ticket items including televisions, laptops and jewelry were taken. Photo by Ryan Boldrey
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A pair of forced-entry burglaries that happened down the street from one another in Highlands Ranch has Douglas County Sheriff’s detectives searching for clues.

Both break-ins occurred in neighborhoods off South Colorado Boulevard during the day on Feb. 8. The sheriff’s office received a call from a condo at Shadow Canyon near Siskin and South Colorado at 4:20 p.m. that day and one from Canyon Ranch Apartments, just south of East County Line Road, a half hour later.

“You can literally walk from one to the other in just a few minutes,” said Deputy Chad Teller, sheriff’s office spokesman. “There’s not a lot of information out there right now, but in both cases the front door jams were broken by a hard kick to the door.”

Big-ticket items were taken from both homes, including televisions, laptops and jewelry. In each instance the victim had only been gone for a matter of hours and returned to a burglarized home. Teller said despite the similarities and the proximity to one another, the sheriff’s office isn’t ready to link the two cases.

“We don’t have descriptions of any suspects yet, or of any vehicles involved,” he said. “There were no witnesses that we know of. … We’re just putting it out there in the hopes that if somebody knows something or saw something suspicious they will give us a call. Our investigators have been receiving tips already and are working on it.”

To contact the sheriff’s office with a tip, please call 303-660-7500.

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