UPDATE: Home of Flood Victims Burglarized Overnight, Police Say
Police confirm to Erie News Now that someone broke into the home overnight and stole TVs and three guns. Police said they are currently investigating the overnight burglary.
The home of two people who died after the foundation of a home collapsed on Erie's east side Sunday has been burglarized.
Erie Police confirm to Erie News Now that someone broke into the home overnight and stole two TVs, a laptop, some cash and three guns. Police said the home was burglarized after emergency crews left the scene.
It happened at 504 East 30th Street as heavy thunderstorms and rain, which brought tornado warnings, rolled through the Erie region.
Flood waters rose in the front yard causing a wall of the home to collapse and send water rushing inside.
Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told Erie News Now that eight feet of water was inside the house when firefighters arrived, not only accumulating in the basement but also on the first floor.
A fire department scuba team was called to the scene to determine if anyone was inside and discovered the two bodies.The Erie County Coroner's Office has not released the names and ages of the victims.
Neighbors at the scene told Erie News Now flooding has been a longtime problem in the neighborhood.
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