Denver Direct: Stolen Items Available for Viewing

Friday, September 9, 2005

Stolen Items Available for Viewing

If you were burglarized anytime during the past few years at your home or office in Capitol Hill, you may want to visit the downtown police headquarters to see if any of your stolen items show up. Apparently this so-called “prolific burglar” had the strange habit of keeping most of the laptops and digital cameras he stole.

The story of how he was caught, a second time, by the son of the detective who caught him the first time, is quite interesting. Apparently, the son wrote a paper on the burglar, who was a locksmith, after his father caught him the first time, in 1992. I’m not sure why it took 4 years of burglaries before he was caught the second time, but at least he was finally caught.

One of the signs of this burglar was that there was no “breaking” in his “entering”. He picked the locks. This finally answers the question I couldn’t figure out after I was burglarized – how he was able to get in to my house through a door I knew I had locked. I was only gone for 1 1/2 hours and he cleaned me out. Very proficient, but finally caught trying to sell the guns he had stolen.

Good luck getting your stuff back.

Items Taken In Capitol Hill Burglaries Available For Public Viewing

CITY WIDE -Denver Police investigators will make available for public viewing hundreds of items taken from homes in the Capitol Hill area by burglar Jeffrey Trott (D.O.B. 8-26-53). The viewing will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at Denver Police Headquarters, located at 1331 Cherokee Street, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Jeffrey Trott is believed to be responsible for nearly 400 burglaries over a 3-4 year period.

The items will be made available for the media prior to the public viewing on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Denver Police Auditorium.