FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are asking the public for help identifying two burglary suspects.
The photos were taken on May 15 at about 10:30 a.m. Police said the two, believed to be in their late teens or early twenties, burgled a home in the 400 block of Congress Avenue that morning.
According to the police report, a man saw a suspect out his back door in the alley behind his house. He thought he may be trying to break into his car, so the man was watching the suspect closely. The first suspect apparently got into a car, out of the view of the man who called police.
The man went outside to see where the suspect went when he saw a second man in the yard of a house on Congress Avenue. The man yelled to the suspect: “Hey, what’s going on?” The suspect then yelled into the home before running after the car that was already taking off. A third suspect was then seen jumping out of a window of the home on Congress Avenue.
Police found two $2 bills, and older watch and a footprint on the ground near a fence where the third suspect who ran away had momentarily been caught.
All the suspects got away and the man who called police was able to get a vehicle description, but not a license plate number. He said the car was a dark green four-door Honda Civic or Dark Ford Focus that had damage to the front passenger quarter.
When the owner was home, he told police that his two shotguns were missing as well as a lot of change and collector coins.
Anyone who has any information on who they may be is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867)