Police: Thief cleans out military man’s home
EDMOND, Okla. – A metro man who has spent most of his life serving our community is now asking for your help after thousands of dollars worth of his property was stolen.
More than $16,000 worth of items were stolen right out of his Edmond home on N. 30th St. including tools, electronics, furniture.
Jeremy Wood was remodeling the house with his wife.
“It was a little disheartening,” he said. “It gave me a kind of that gut feeling when you go in there and your stuff is missing.”
The stuff closest to the Tinker Firefighter’s heart was his Air National Guard uniforms from 21 years of service, baby gifts and fire hats.
“Fire department’s always been a calling for me and going out to help people that are less fortunate than I am or my family is,” he said.
However, the thief’s calling to the house, unlocked doors.
The home was for sale or rent and according to the police report, several Realtors showed the home and possibly forget to lock up.
Aaron Marshall lives next door.
He looked through the home with a Realtor months ago and said whoever stole from Wood had to know they were taking from a man who serves our community.
“I went in there and it looked like he was a fireman for a long time and he could have been putting out a fire at the person’s house who stole all his stuff,” Marshall said.
While Wood is out thousands of dollars, he said it’s the sentimental items he wants back.
“It’s not really about the money, it’s about the memories that were built with some of that.”
If you can help or know anything about this burglary, call Edmond police immediately.