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Woman Tracked Obituaries To Rob Homes While Families Attended Funerals

Westchester County DA's Office


Woman Tracked Obituaries To Rob Homes While Families Attended Funerals

A New York woman was arrested after she tracked down obituaries so she could break into the homes of families attending funerals.

According to NBC News, Latonia Stewart,26, appeared in court Wednesday and was indicted on 22-counts for a string of burglaries between 2017 and 2018. Westchester County police reported that the Bronx woman looked at various obituaries and figured out where the decedent lived so she could rob their relatives.

Additionally, the victims would return home from the funerals to discover that their homes were robbed. Police stated Stewart would target homes in upper-middle-class neighborhoods.

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On May 1, 2018, Stewart was pulled over by police after burglarizing one of the homes. Police said her baby was in the back seat along with jewelry, and an obituary displaying on her cellphone. She also possessed a mallet hammer that was used to break windows.

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Stewart faces charges of stolen property, petit larceny, criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and three motor vehicle violations.  Her next court date is scheduled for August 13.

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