AURORA, Colorado. – A single mother of two hands out flyers in her neighborhood, offering a $ 200 reward to catch intruders who she says have broken into her Aurora home multiple times.
Natasha Dowd moved to the Utah Park neighborhood in 2019. She says less than a year later, burglars began targeting her home. She thinks it’s because she grows medical marijuana.
“The attempted break-in would now be about five or six,” said Dowd.
She says the perpetrators managed to break in twice. Dowd estimates they took approximately $ 3,000 worth of personal belongings, including marijuana, groceries, and other items.
“I am a medical cannabis owner. I have arthritis in my hip and I have a health card for it, ”Dowd said.
The last break-in attempt took place on Wednesday morning around 1:30 a.m. The surveillance video shows three people in dark clothes in Dowd’s backyard. At some point, a person walks over and cuts the cable to the camera, which is just a few feet from Dowd’s daughter’s bedroom.
Aurora police officers reacted to the house multiple times, opening four cases. Investigators dusted fingerprints, verified a footprint and collected surveillance video, Dowd said, but no arrests were made. She fears that the police will not take her case seriously because it is related to marijuana.
“I’m not sleeping, my anxiety is like level ten and I’m telling the cops that,” Dowd said.
Dowd bought a rottweiler to protect her home and a gun to protect her family. She covered windows to keep people from looking in and used pallets to block her back door.
“I don’t want to hurt anyone, but I can’t keep breaking my house,” said Dowd.
She feels terrorized and helpless and worries about her 3 year old and 5 year old.
Denver7 contacted the Aurora Police Department for the latest information on Dowd’s cases. A spokesman wrote in an email that all four cases were inactive due to a lack of evidence.
Dowd wants the police to step in and take action before anyone is seriously injured.
Meanwhile, Dowd has printed out hundreds of leaflets with photos of the criminals who invaded her property on the dates the photos were taken. Dowd is offering a $ 200 reward to anyone with information leading to their arrest.
“I want them caught because I don’t think it’s going to stop,” said Dowd.