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Overland Park house broken into after estate sale

Posted at 6:56 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 19:56:39-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Overland Park police are trying to find those responsible for breaking and entering a house where an estate sale was just held.

Jaimie Morrisroe, a friend of the family who owns the house, heard a door slam inside on Wednesday afternoon. She immediately went to the window to see if someone she knew was home, but Morrisroe said she saw a car quickly pull away. After hearing another door close, Morrisroe found a gate in the backyard knocked down as a suspect ran away.

"The estate sale is probably where this person cased out the house, and you don't really think about that because you're just trying to get rid of things. You don't think about having to be locked up the next week because somebody is going to come back in the house to get what they wanted and not pay for it," Morrisroe said of the crime. 

Now she's urging others to keep an eye out when they hold estate sales and to be sure houses are fully secured after. 

Morrisroe said because there was so much stuff in the house, the family is not sure what, if anything, is missing. She was able to take a picture of the cars outside at the time of the break-in, and the Overland Park Police Department is investigating.