Bathing suit clad burglars break into apartment office

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O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) - Police in O’Fallon, Missouri posted photos of two suspects dressed that way and apparently received some important information. For two weeks police searched for a woman and a man who were seen in surveillance video as wearing swimsuits or not fully clothed.

“The female did take a dip in the pool at one point,” said Officer Diana Damke, a spokeswoman for the O’Fallon Police Department.

She dressed down for the swim.

Detectives said the man and woman broke in damaging the door and lock but didn’t steal anything. Even so, they could be charged with second-degree burglary.

“Regardless of whether items were stolen or not, they didn’t have the right to go in and damage property to enter the office building,” Officer Damke said. “If you were the officer manager or whoever it was, it’s startling. It’s a scary experience when you realize someone’s been inside the space you don’t know what they’ve done.”

Damke said the couple spent about five hours going in and out of the office.

“Oh man, that’s crazy,” said Zach Bain, whose friend lives in the apartment complex. “I think that’s way out of the ordinary for sure I mean that gives up all your details.”

A resident at the complex said the burglary worries her.

“It does a little bit but I feel like it’s going to get taken care of at some point,” Emily Aragon said.

Why the swimsuits?

“What’s in peoples’ minds when they do things, it’s hard to say,” Damke said.

Since police posted the photos Monday morning on Facebook, a detective has identified the suspects and is seeking charges against the two.


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