METHUEN — Thieves apparently broke into a Forest Street home that had been damaged in a fire Tuesday afternoon and stole electronics and other items.

Detectives went to the home of Emily Touch and Kimsay Theng about 2 p.m. Thursday where they met Joel Cadoret, identified as an insurance adjustor hired by the victims.

Cadoret told detectives he met with Touch about 8:30 a.m. and as they were walking through the house she noticed items were missing.

Cadoret told detectives a television from the second-floor master bedroom, and a television from a first-floor bedroom were missing.

A television had been removed from a bureau in another bedroom and was on the floor, and two wood carvings that had been hung on the wall in the main foyer were also missing.

When they checked a basement bedroom they found some electronic equipment left in disarray. The homeowners told detectives a 36-inch television had been in the room.

The homeowners told police they believed the theft occurred between 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Fire Chief Steven Buote estimated the damage to the home at over $100,000.

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