ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Albuquerque police have set up an online database showing off nearly 325 items they recovered from a group of heroin addicts who robbed homes all over the metro area.
"These guys stole a lot of stuff from people and by their own admissions they would target working class communities because they knew people typically in the working class neighborhoods were at work during the day," said Albuquerque Police detective Geoffrey Stone.
The bandits got their name because the used pillowcases from their victims' homes to carry the stolen items.
"A lot of other jewelry items out there that have gone unclaimed," Stone said. "Some of it's kind of personal too like we have the watch from the 1800s given from a wife to her husband as a birthday present. It has names on there; we've exhausted all kinds of leads on who owned that."
Police are hoping more victims will come forward to add charges, which already include burglary and racketeering.
"So we can really lock down every single charge that we have on these guys," Stone said.
Police have arrested six men, but they're all out on bond now. When the men were first arrested in June, about 25 more victims came forward. Detectives say they're still trying to complete the case to send it to a grand jury.
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