HOME BREAK-IN: House Burgled, Vandalized


A 90-year-old Des Moines man had spent the day visiting his wife in the nursing home. When he got home Friday, he found someone had broken into his house, stolen $200 and scribbled the initials “JV” on his appliances and cabinets.

James Crawford said, “I saw the blue writing on the cabinet and on the fridge and on the microwave.”

He believes the thief used a marker to write the initials, although he wasn’t sure what the two letters meant or represented.

“No need to get upset or mad,” Crawford said as he cleaned up, “It’s just a lot of work.”

Police have not announced any suspects.


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