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Burglars steal jewelry, meds from Pasco woman

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Delores "Dodie" Hofer Delores "Dodie" Hofer
Dodie's home Dodie's home
LUTZ, FL (WFLA) -

When Delores Hofer, who goes by "Dodie" returned to her Lutz home after a quick grocery run Monday, she got the scare of her life.

"First thing I  noticed was all my cabinet doors in the kitchen were all wide open," said Hofer.

Trembling with fear, she found the burglars went through every room, ransacking the place in search of valuables.

"To think they had opened my closets and gone through my clothes" she said.

Dodie called a trusted neighbor who rushed over.  Dan Jackson found her in a panic.

"Jewelry box and everything was on the floor," said Jackson.

Gone were hundreds of dollars in prescription drugs, heart medications, and powerful pain killers.

The burglars were in and out fast.  Dodie had gone to Walmart for less than an hour.  The family suspects the burglars were watching her.  They left the back sliding glass door open, a pajama top in a side yard, and may have shimmied through a slit in a side fence to get away.

Now staying at her daughter's house in Clearwater, Dodie worries the burglars may have stolen her independence.

"I don't know when I'll feel safe enough to sleep there," she said.

If you know anything about this crime, contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.   

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