Victim: Photos no help in Phoenix burglary case

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 13:45:22-04

A burglary victim has a glaring clue in the hunt for answers in her case-- a stolen iPad-like tablet was recovered with strangers’ photos on the device.

“It’s incredibly frustrating,” victim Rachel Wootan said.

The home Wootan shares with Nicholas Catanzaro was broken into in April of 2015, she said.

Thousands of dollars’ worth of goods were stolen, including electronics and family heirlooms.

Some of the electronics were recovered this year. But the heirlooms, including a valuable watch from her grandmother, were not recovered, Wootan said.

The photos on the tablet show a man with long, brown hair wearing sunglasses and a backwards hat with a woman whose face is partially covered. The two posed for the selfies in, what looks like, a motel room.

Wootan said the photos have not led to the case being solved.

“We’re just still sitting here, and now looking at these pictures of this person,” Wootan said

Phoenix police did not provide information on the case after being reached by email late in the business day Tuesday.