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Casper PD asking for public help with string of recent burglaries

The Casper Police Department is asking for the public's help with a recent string of burglaries.

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Police are seeking information from victims of recent residential burglaries, according to a press release Wednesday.

“During a recent search warrant of a local suspect’s property, multiple items of personal property were recovered which the searching officers suspected as being stolen from local residences during the approximate last six months,” the release stated.

The local suspect is currently detained at the Natrona County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Of particular concern is that many of the items are personal in nature and include a wide variety of women’s clothing and undergarments, of various styles and sizes.

In finding these items, a subsequent investigation was launched. Although the investigation is in preliminary stages, reasons exist to believe that these items were likely obtained from inside the residences of unsuspecting victims. At this time, the Casper Police Department Investigative Services Unit is investigating the possibility of multiple, unknown victims of this type of residential burglary. Possible victims may have noticed that individual clothing items were suddenly missing without explanation. It is also likely that there would be no other apparent signs of a home break-in.

“While sensitive in nature, we encourage anyone who may be a victim to come forward,” the Casper Police Department said. “Due to the nature of this investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Additional information will be made for public release upon the conclusion of the investigation. The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.”

Detectives are asking possible victims to contact the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8286.

“We believe this investigation entails a pattern of behavior we find greatly disturbing,” Casper Police Investigative Services Lieutenant Ben Mattila said.

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