Police say an Eagan teen targeted his ex-girlfriend's family in a pair of burglaries on May 13—and made off with more than $8,000 in stolen cash.
Sebastian Jaylan Souder, 18, faces two felony counts of second-degree burglary for his alleged role in the incidents, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. If convicted on a single count, Souder could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
At 10:20 a.m. on May 13, Eagan police responded to a burglary report on the 4300 block of Stirrup St.
The homeowner told police she received a phone call earlier that morning from her neighbors, who notified her that a maroon Chevrolet Silverado had parked in her driveway. The neighbors recognized the driver as Souder, who used to live at the home while he was dating the woman's daughter, and watched as he allegedly entered the home using a key code. Some time later, Souder left carrying glass jars full of coins, according to the complaint.
Police loated Souder at Dakota County Technical College and arrested him and he admitted to entering the home earlier that day, according to the complaint. Police recovered cash and coins from Souder's vehicle, and also observed a Ziploc baggie containing cash in the back of the car. At the time, Souder claimed the money in the baggie was his.
Following Souder's arrest, Eagan police responded to a second burglary call on the 4300 block of Kirsten Court. The homeowner, the ex-husband of the first victim, told police he believed his daughter's ex-boyfriend, Souder, broke into his home between 6:15 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. using a garage code.
The man told police he was missing rolls of coins, plus $8,000 in cash he had hidden in a Ziploc bag in his home. The man also told police that his neighbors had seen a maroon truck parked outside his home earlier that morning.
Police showed the man the bag they found in Souder's vehicle that morning. The man confirmed the bag of cash was his.