Schwaed speaks calmly, but her tears tell a story of fear. Her home was just one of a slew of Sarasota residences burglarized, cops say, by four young women: Caroline Catarzi, Alyssa Conrad, Samantha Smith, and Brandy Kinney.
According to the police report, the gang had an MO. They would knock on the front door and, if no one answered, they would break in through the back. Catarzi and Conrad confessed to cutting the screen and lifting out the window of the Schwaed home.
“I noticed this odd thing sticking out of my curtains in my bedroom and I thought, ‘Wow that’s odd,’ and I noticed that the screen has been mashed,” said Schwaed.
Making the situation even more upsetting is the fact the Schwaeds just adopted 5-year-old Jocelyn and the event terrified her.
“They tried to break into my house…