Two burglary reports tonight from the WSB inbox – first one, from a newlywed couple describing it as a “heartbreaking way to start our lives together,” with a message to the burglar(s) – read on:
From Dave, the newlywed:
Just wanted to let WSB readers know that our home in the 8600 block of 31st Ave SW [map] was burgled Monday between 8:30 am and 4 pm. As a newly married couple, this is a heartbreaking way to start our lives together. Taken was the usual – electronics, jewelry, a little cash and a whole lot of trust in mankind. Someday we will be able to replace the items that were stolen with the exception of a family ring that holds its only real value in sentimentality. The incident has been reported to the SPD. Officers on the scene were fairly convinced the burglars were adults and there were at least two of them, based on what was taken and how they entered the home.
To the burglars, I would like to thank them for not ransacking the house. Surprisingly you left the place rather neat. But you should know that some good fingerprints were lifted. The officers left rather happy. So I guess you were a little sloppy after all. I hope you don’t have a criminal past because that flat-screen TV isn’t likely going with you to Walla Walla. Realistically, we know that our stuff is gone and that we’ll never see any of it again – but it was just stuff. And we know that you will likely never be caught and you’ll thoughtlessly invade someone else – which is sad. You should know that what you really stole was our sense of privacy, tranquility and freedom. Three things that we value greatly, that can’t be replaced easily.
And from Tim, reporting a burglary in Seaview a week ago:
We live on the corner of Raymond & 47th Ave SW [map]. We had our house burglarized Wednesday, September 22nd. Not sure when it happened; my wife found our basement door ajar when she got home around 7 pm. I was out of town at the time. Some of the stolen items are a laptop, camera, watches, some jewelry, etc. A police report was filed Wednesday night. We have homeowner’s insurance and hope they come through for us.