Police: Good Samaritan helped woman fix car then burglarized house


MONROE, Wash. - A man who appeared to be a good Samaritan helping a woman fix her car in Monroe is accused of burglarizing her home after she drove away.

According to a police report, the woman was trying to leave for a trip over the mountains at 7:30 a.m. April 16 when her hood would not shut.

She flagged down two men who were riding bikes past her house and they helped her get the hood latched.

She left for her trip and returned about 6:15 p.m. to find her house had been burglarized.

The woman told police the items that were missing were a 12-gauge shotgun, laptop computer and $100 cash.

The police report said the woman suspected the two men were responsible for the burglary and that she may have inadvertently left her front door open.

The next day the victim told police someone had been trying to use her debit card at a 7-Eleven store. 

Police said they reviewed surveillance video from the store that showed Aaron Nathan trying to use the card, but he was unable to without the personal identification number.  

Police said they picked up Nathan last week and he was found with marijuana and methamphetamine.

The police report said Nathan had the victim’s debit card with him as well as two Home Depot cards that were not his.

Nathan was arrested on charges of drug possession, possession of stolen property and burglary.