Update: 2:04 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28
The woman who was home at the time of the burglary said she was scared but ready to act if she came across the perpetrators.
Tashney Seiger, 18, said she came downstairs after showering and noticed it was cold. A back patio door was open and the drapes were blowing into the home, at the 600 block of Eagle Ridge Road.
She said she went to get her keys—she has a mace canister attached to them—and noticed her wallet was out of her purse.
“I was just in panic mode,” Seiger said. “I was ready to punch anyone that came near me.”
The thieves got away with either $6 or $11, she said.
“I’m not sure if I had two fives or one,” Seiger said, adding that nothing else was missing.
She went outside and called 911.
Seiger said a slab of granite on a back deck had been thrown through a window.
She noted that law enforcement officers live in the neighborhood, which is generally fairly quiet.
“Woodbury’s pretty safe,” Seiger said.
She said police dusted for fingerprints and took samples of footprints left in the snow.
Seiger also said a neighbor told her that she heard someone trying the lock of the backdoor at a different home nearby.
Police spokeswoman Michell Okada said no one has been taken into custody as of Thursday afternoon and the case remains under investigation.
Woodbury police and a Washington County K-9 unit were searching for suspects in a residential burglary Thursday morning.
Several squad cars were lined up along the 600 block of Eagle Ridge Road at about 11:40 a.m., and authorities were still conducting the search at noon Thursday, Feb. 28. Another squad car was posted along Tamarack Road for a time.
An officer on the scene said a woman was home when a back window was broken, and someone went through her purse.
A neighbor told Patch the woman was in the shower when the burglary occurred, and added that a handful of law enforcement personnel live in the neighborhood.
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