UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)

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UPDATE 3/31/10: According to Bob Collins, Professional Standards Sergeant of the Des Moines Police Department, the burglary suspect in the security cam photos we posted Tuesday has been identified. We’ll be updating with full details as soon as we receive them.


The Des Moines Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying one of two burglary suspects, seen below in security camera photos.

The burglary occurred on Sunday, March 28th, at about 5:45pm at a home located in the lower Woodmont neighborhood of Des Moines.

The homeowner had just pulled into his driveway when he saw one suspect walking out the front door carrying multiple items.

The suspect escaped in a dark blue Toyota Land Cruiser being driven by a second suspect.

Both suspects are white males.

The Toyota Landcruiser is believed to be a 1995 model.

Here are photos taken from the home’s security camera 20 minutes apart – note that this pic is of just one of the two suspects, who apparently changed his shirt and came back:

If you recognize this suspect, or believe you have information related to this case, please call the Des Moines Police Department immediately at 206-878-3301 and reference case number 10-0681.

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6 Responses to “UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)”
  1. Jim Branson says:

    That’s the same guy, twice, with and without a sweatshirt on. You can see the same blue shirt underneath. Either that or they are twins who dress identical. Even his jeans fall into the same pattern of folds.

    • DING DING DING! You’re both right – I revised the post to reflect that yes, it is the same guy; I was mistaken when I first posted this – I thought these were two different dudes who just happened to look very similar, like dudes sometimes do…

  2. Erik says:

    I was thinking the same thing. The jeans are a dead giveaway. Same stance with hands in pockets as well.

  3. Janel on behalf Duane says:

    Owner of Sunnydale muffler chased these guys out of his yard two weeks ago at 5am. They had already hit his house earlier in the month. They take anything they can. These guys live in upper woodmont.

  4. Coverofnight says:

    This just convinced me that I’ve got to get one of those security camera setups. I think you can purchase one with, like, 8 cameras in it for less than $ 200. Cheap insurance and peace of mind to help with getting these losers out of our community and into jail! I hope they catch these guys REAL soon!

  5. barry mccockiner says:

    This guy’s name is Jack Ethan Grier but goes by the name Ethan he is 31 yrs old. He just robbed my father’s house in North Bend about a month ago. He used to be a good friend of mine before he started using meth. Not really sure why he chose my dad’s house considering he hasnt been there in about 10 or 12 yrs. Its sad what drugs will do to you.

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