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Skiatook man finds robber inside his home

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Story by: Janai Norman
Updated: 11/12/2013 6:43 am Published: 11/12/2013 6:01 am

Skiatook Police released the description of a car and suspect they think may be connected to a string of home burglaries.

The department has been working an increase in burglaries since late October.

The most recent happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 8 in the 400 block of East 2nd Street.

FOX23 spoke with Eric Foutch, the only person so far who’s caught the robber in the act.

“She was just wildly going through the cabinet,” Foutch said. “She was over in that corner with her back to me.”

He walked us through what happened when he came out of his room and saw who he describes as a petite woman with a blonde ponytail rummaging through his family’s belongings.

“I asked her what she was doing, she turned around and she said she needed to feed her kids.”

And when Foutch asked her why she picked his home he says she said “because there was no car in the drive, so she didn’t think anybody was home, so she just came on in.”

He says the woman tried to make a run for it, but he dragged her back inside and made her empty her pockets. All they contained were some loose change and a necklace.

Foutch says that’s when he tried to call police.

“I got Tulsa PD and she said let me transfer you, when she transferred me it went to a busy signal,” he tells FOX23.

While Foutch worked to get officers on the line, the woman got loose and was able to get away in this car captured by a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

A gold colored car is one Skiatook neighbors have mentioned seeing in other areas hit by the burglar who police say has made a habit of taking jewelry and leaving other expensive items behind.

Foutch tells FOX23 he could’ve helped police put an end to this string of burglaries.

“If somebody would’ve answered that first 911 call, I would’ve held onto her if I would’ve known police were on their way.”

But now, he says he’s losing sleep at night knowing she’s still out there

“It’s pretty sickening and sad she’s this desperate, in the middle of the day, to be walking in somebody’s house.”

Police describe the woman as a person of interest who is a white female with sandy blonde hair, tied up in a ponytail, between 5’4-5’6, slender build seen in a brown/gold car that has a child seat behind the driver’s seat.

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WyoMoe - 11/12/2013 11:02 AM
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Bang, Bang, Bang.......Problem resolved!

pirate - 11/12/2013 9:15 AM
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what the BIG story of this should be, is...with all the tech in the world today, why can the various departments not communicate better? what if this would have been a life or death?

karlschneider - 11/12/2013 8:57 AM
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He should have hogtied the thief.

Mayor Maynot - 11/12/2013 7:30 AM
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Unfortunate that the police cant do a better job. And these municipal bums expect continued wage increases. I gotta feed my kids ??? Hey you're supposed to use a spoon not other peoples possessions.
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