ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A retired Albuquerque police lieutenant was the victim of a crime in her own home.
Thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen and police say the thieves who did it did not do much to cover their tracks.
It appears the burglary duo was pretty brazen.
The retired lieutenant says not only did they steal guns, but they also took her police badge.
Dennis Kay Karty, 20, and alleged partner-in-crime, Steven Maldonado, 19, faced a judge Sunday for aggravated burglary and conspiracy charges.
Police responded to an ex-APD cop's home Wednesday after the victim says someone broke in through her window.
Jewelry had been rummaged through. Roughly $10,000 worth of items were reported stolen, including two guns and the victim's retired APD lieutenant badge.
Knowing how crime scenes work, she reportedly left and called police to keep any evidence intact.
According to the criminal complaint, police found lots of evidence, several fingerprints that matched Kay Karty and Maldonado.
Prints were found on a window where investigators believe the two broke-in and other prints were found in a master bedroom.
Detectives say the two suspects are known associates.
It is unclear whether the retired office got her police badge or guns back.
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