Woman's home burglarized after receiving furniture delivery

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a strange theft on February 26th where a woman was burglarized after receiving a furniture delivery.

A week after getting a new bedroom set from Estate Liquidators on W. Fond du Lac, the woman, who does not wish to be identified, was burglarized -- her big screen TV and two pairs of sneakers went missing.

"They reasonable, but not to think they going to come back and break you off," said the woman. "You trust in these people to come and deliver your stuff, not knowing two weeks later if someone is going to be breaking into your house or not."

After calling police, an officer told the woman a neighbor had seen a familiar face in her apartment.

"She said from what it looks like, the movers came back. From the description you give us of the movers, and the description your neighbors saw, it looks like the movers came back here and broke into your house," said the store's manager.

Milwaukee police say the theft happened between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. although they have not been able to confirm a link to the furniture store.

FOX6 reached out to Estate Liquidators. The store's owner says a family member, who was recently released from jail, delivered the woman's furniture. FOX6 also learned the man has a prior conviction for felony theft.

"I tried to help him out and give him a little job, but that's it," said the owner. "I don't care what this guy do when he out of work. There's 100 companies around here that hire felons."

The store says there is no evidence, as of now, tying their delivery man to the theft at the woman's house. The owner says in the event there is a link, they will work to make things right.

"What we told her is get us the police report saying that his fingerprints matched it and we will help her get a new TV," said the store's owner.

No one has been arrested in connection with the burglary.