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Crime Trackers: Foothills burglar indicted

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The convicted felon suspected of burglarizing homes in the Foothills was indicted on 14 felony counts.

Micha Schaad is facing charges of burglary, theft, child abuse, trafficking in stolen property and money laundering. 

On Monday, Pima County Sheriff's Department Det. Hans Goritz showed David Henry and his wife pictures of items they recovered from Schaad's vehicle and home. Among those items are some cufflinks, watches and bracelets belonging to the Henry’s.

They were burglarized in September. The thief made out with over $20,000 worth of jewelry and cash. They were elated that some of their items were recovered.  

"The Sheriff's deputies were fantastic and so responsive and so quick," said Henry. "This person who robbed our home is not out on the streets, now."

Goritz said he has 30 cases beginning in June that ended last month. It's estimated the suspect stole over $140,000 in cash and jewelry.

"He was very proficient in what he was doing,” he said.

However, some victims weren't as lucky as the Henry’s. None of their items were recovered.

"We've located two particular companies that Mr. Schaad had sold items to," said Goritz. "One was in Colorado and one was in Florida."

Schaad reportedly took his two young children to one of the burglaries.

"There is potential for him to be charged with child abuse because obviously, when you are committing felony, breaking into someone's house, it can be a very dangerous situation," said Goritz.

The Henry’s along with other residents said they got a wake-up call. They said a gated community does not mean you can keep the burglars out. They said you have to be aware and look out for one another.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, 33-year-old Schaad served time in prison for burglary.

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