Thieves takes $22K in items, Mercedes from Aloha home

The crime happened June 16

These men are suspected of stealing $22,000 in items and a Mercedes from an Aloha home on June 16, 2017. Photos released by Washington County Sheriff's Office, July 14, 2017
These men are suspected of stealing $22,000 in items and a Mercedes from an Aloha home on June 16, 2017. Photos released by Washington County Sheriff's Office, July 14, 2017

ALOHA, Ore. (KOIN) — Two men dressed as construction workers are still being sought for a June 2017 home burglary that netted them more than $22,000 in goods, credit cards and a Mercedes SUV.

In June 2017, thieves stole $22,000 in items and a Mercedes from this home in Aloha. July 14, 2017 (KOIN)
In June 2017, thieves stole $22,000 in items and a Mercedes from this home in Aloha. July 14, 2017 (KOIN)

The case began June 16 at a home in the area of SW 187th and Bany Street in Aloha, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

The family left town on a trip in mid-June and while they were gone their home was ransacked. The homeowner told KOIN 6 News he began to get alerts from his bank about suspicious activity on some credit cards he had left at his home.

He asked a friend to go check on the house, and that’s when the theft was discovered. The homeowner believes the men forced their way into the house through a sliding glass door.

The men used a pickup truck to load electronics — including the dryer — jewelry, appliances, credit cards and other items from inside the home, and then stole a silver 2012 Mercedes ML350 from the garage.

Two men were caught on camera using those credit cards during a downtown Portland shopping spree, including Macy’s, Fred Meyer and Sears. The sheriff’s office released surveillance video and pictures of the men on July 14.

One of the suspects “has kind of bleach blonde, unique hair and he had a pretty prominent white, unique jacket that he could be wearing other times as well,” said Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Talbot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503.629.0111.