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Updated Jan 28, 2013 - 1:05 pm

January 21, 2013

Custom jewlery stolen from the home. (Silent Witness)

The burglars that hit a home near Brown and Greenfield in Mesa must have thought they hit the jackpot.

The burglary happened on Friday, Nov. 6, 2012 sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

"They took a lot of items," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch. "Gold coins, jewelry, weapons, ammunition and even night vision goggles."

The owners hadn't written down any of the serial numbers and police have no idea what happened to the stuff. It may have been pawned or sold.

Burch is concerned that the weapons could be used against someone in our community.

"If you have weapons and ammo in your home, hide it somewhere that burglars can't find it or use a safe if possible," he said.

To read more about this case, click here.



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Our next case was in east Phoenix. On Dec. 17, 2012 at about 9:30 a.m., a not-so-bright robber walked into The Food Box at Thomas and 56th Street.

"The clerk even recognized him as being a "regular" in the store," said Burch.

The man robbed the place at knifepoint, taking food and money. He also took the clerk's car keys and stole her car. It was later found a short distance away.

"This is somebody who's possibly known in the area so we should be able to find this guy," said Burch.

To read more about this case, click here.

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More on what you do (at work): I put up with Mac & Gaydos every day as well as writing and anchoring newscasts and doing some reporting. I also produce Silent Witness which airs every Monday morning.

Education: I started in radio during high school and kept with it. I also graduated from modeling school, but quickly realized it isn't what I love to do…radio is.

Family: Married. One pet…a cat named Molly (but she thinks her name is Princess).

Favorite food: I love anything cheesy or chocolatey.

Favorite spot in Arizona: Our family cabin in Strawberry.

Favorite news memory: Too many to list but I remember one time I helped rescue a litter of puppies found in a hole on an empty lot…

Favorite movie: I like too many to list any one as a favorite. I don't like sad movies so my LEAST favorite is Marley & Me!

First job: Washing dishes at the restaurant my friend's parents owned when I was 13.

First concert: Rick Springfield at the Arizona State Fair in 1981.

#1 sports team: Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Outside interests: I sing with the band at church, I bake, I read and I treasure hunt at thrift stores and yard sales. I also love to travel…but not if I have to drive.

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