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Update: Woman, 80, was home when intruders entered, police say

Long Beach police are asking for help to identify these people who are persons of interest in a home burglary.
Long Beach police are asking for help to identify these people who are persons of interest in a home burglary.

Police have reported the burglary of a woman’s home and are seeking help to identify a couple in connection with it.

The woman is 80 years old, police Detective Brad Gross said.

Police Chief Wayne McDowell reported the crime Thursday and released surveillance pictures of a couple and an SUV they were driving. McDowell said the house was burglarized about Jan. 18, when intruders entered through a window.

“The individuals pictured were in possession of some of her property and need to be identified,” Gross said.

Police began investigating the crime as a burglary of an occupied dwelling.

Officials said their investigation led to surveillance pictures showing the couple and the vehicle. Pictures provided to the media show an SUV, a man in a football jersey with No. 83 on the front and a woman wearing a long-sleeved shirt. It appears from the pictures that the man and woman were photographed coming out of a Wal-Mart. The SUV was later recovered in Gulfport.

The location of the burglary is not being released at this time.

Gross said it’s unclear if the couple photographed were involved in the burglary but they are persons of interest because they had the woman’s property.

To give a tip, call the Long Beach Police Department at 228-865-1981 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. You can also give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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