Northland woman hopes police catch crook who pointed gun at her and blind, deaf dog

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A burglar ransacked a Northland home – then pointed a gun at the victim and her dog. The break-in happened late last week around noon on N. Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.

The burglar is still on the loose, and the victim now hopes you can help police put him behind bars.

“I want him to be caught so badly,” said Sarah, the victim who talked exclusively with FOX 4 on Thursday.

Sarah asked us to hide her identity and not reveal her last name or address for safety reasons. Sarah said was at work when she checked her nanny camera to check on her two dogs, and instead spotted a stranger in her bedroom.

“I still didn’t believe that it was my house or my bedroom,” she recalled. “I’ve lived here 2.5 years and it’s a really great, safe neighborhood.”

A review of Sarah’s nanny cam footage shows the burglar pointed a gun at her elderly dog’s head while he entered a room to search for valuables.

“To look at that picture and see him pointing a gun at my dog`s head,” she said, “it just sends me into… I hope someday I can close my eyes and not see that picture.”

Sarah said her dog Max is who was in harm’s way. He’s an adopted 14-year-old Australian Shepherd who is both blind and deaf.

Max, along with her 10-year-old black lab, Stella, are the reasons why Sarah rushed home when she pulled up her camera feed and saw the burglar.

“At that point, I didn’t know if my dogs were alive,” Sarah said.

“When I got to the house, the police weren’t here yet, and I don’t know what I was thinking. Today I still can’t believe that I did it, but I entered the house. I was so concerned about the dogs.”

Adrenaline pumping, Sarah yelled at the intruder and chased him down the street – causing him to drop her TV and a box full of stolen stuff.

That’s when the burglar pulled out his gun again, and this time pointed it at her.

“I just remember closing my eyes and crying,” Sarah said, “and then the next thing I know, I was running back to my house. I called 911 again.”

Thankfully, Sarah and her dogs weren’t hurt, but the burglar made off with her laptop, jewelry and handbags.

Sarah also said the 911 dispatcher told her not to go into the house until police arrived, and in hindsight, she wishes she would’ve listened.

“I don’t think you know what you’re going to do until you’re in that situation,” she said.

“I’d hope to God I would never do that again, but you just don’t know what you’re going to do until you have that adrenaline! I was very angry he was in my house taking things.”

So while she wouldn’t confront the burglar again, Sarah hopes someone out there recognizes him and calls police.

“How dare you break into my house?” Sarah asked. “How dare you take my things, bring a gun, point a gun at my dogs, point a gun at me? I just need him to be caught.”

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.

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