Stove stolen from Greenwood house

Thief also damages recently purchased home; similar appliance recovered across city

A stove was stolen from a Greenwood home last week and a similar one was found about five miles away on the opposite side of the city.

A Greenwood couple that had purchased a home in the 800 block of Starflower Trace, and was preparing to move into it later this month, checked on the home Sunday only to find that a new stove was missing and that burglars had caused damage to the wall and floor from moving appliances, a Greenwood Police Department report said.

The couple, who had been away from the property for a week, noticed the garage door was open when they arrived at the house Sunday afternoon. A screen window on the back of the house had been cut open, and there were pry marks on a back door, the report said.

While the stove was stolen, burglars had also attempted to take a refrigerator, which caused damage to the wall and floor, the report said.

A similar stove was found Friday evening behind pine trees near town homes along the 1600 block of Lacebark Drive, a Greenwood Police Department report said.

While the photos of the found stove matched the missing one, it wasn’t immediately confirmed as belonging to the couple as they didn’t have the serial number at the time, the report said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.