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Burglars clean out unoccupied South Lake home

Adam Jensen
Sun News Service

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE “-A more than 3,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home on Quinanetzin Street was supposed to be sold fully furnished.

But sometime between April 1 and April 4, thieves entered the unoccupied house and made off with about $20,000 worth of home furnishings, electronics and industrial equipment, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Matt Harwood.

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in the “highly unusual” burglary, Harwood said.

“They were very selective in what they took,” Harwood said.

A white leather sofa, a wooden dresser, a king-size mattress, a 48-inch plasma screen TV, a generator and a snowblower are among items taken from the home, which is off North Upper Truckee Road and remains up for sale.

No signs of forced entry were found at the house when the crime was reported on April 5, leading investigators to believe someone with legitimate access to the house might have information regarding the burglary.

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Several groups of people, including real estate agents, contractors and repairmen, had access to the house.

“Somebody associated with that house has got to know something,” Harwood said.

The sheriff’s department asks anyone with information regarding the burglary to call the Secret Witness hot line at (530) 541-6800 or Harwood at (530) 573-3015.