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Stealing from the devastated

Tracy and Ross Smith

Dear Editor,

I thought you might be interested in knowing that it wasn’t bad enough that my neighbors lost everything in the fire, but now there are people looting the area! This is the Robinhood Manor side of Robinhod park.

My husband and several other neighbors caught people actually digging through the remains of the houses, trying to break into the houses that only suffered damage, and one person even brought a metal detector!

If that wasn’t bad enough, our dear friends and neighbors who have nothing left went to dig through the remains of their house and found five men having a picnic McDonald’s lunch around the remains of their house and were digging through what remained of their Jeep Wrangler!

When they asked them to leave, the only comment these men made was “nice Jeep, man!” They also threw their McDonald’s trash on the remains of the house!

I am bringing this to your attention so that maybe my neighbors can have some peace of mind that anything that might possibly have survived won’t get ripped off.

I would like to report that my husband made a complaint with the sheriff’s department, and they have put security out there. And they, too, were disgusted by this behavior.

But please ask our fellow Glenwood residents and other surrounding communities to show some respect! Ask them how they would like to be treated if this were to happen to them.

Thank you,

Tracy and Ross Smith

Glenwood Springs


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