A WSB reader asked us to let everyone to know his neighborhood has just been hit again. Read on for details, in his own words:
It has happened again.Ã‚Â On Monday night burglars struck my neighborhood near the Junction (the residential blocks between Alaska and Oregon, just down the hill from California).
The neighbors had been away for a few days and had only just come home that night. They went to bed around 11 pm and shortly afterward a thief or thieves somehow opened their garage door, entered the first floor of their townhouse and stole a bunch of high-dollar items including two laptops. They also stole their car (a 2006 black Honda CRV).Ã‚Â They even went so far as to rifle through the suitcases that my weary neighbors had dropped inside their door before they wentÃ‚Â upstairs to sleep. The neighbors said they had fans on and did not know anyone had been in the house until they woke up the next morning.
SPD came out and took a report and even dusted for fingerprints. But they offered very little hope that any of their property would be recovered, including the car which at this very moment is probably on a container ship to Asia.
Especially now that people are going on vacations, please … take precautions. These thieves seem to be very good at noting which houses are vacant, even for a few days.Ã‚Â Putting your lights on timers is essential if you’re going to be away.Ã‚Â In this case the SPD suggested that the robbers may be using multi-frequency transmitters to open garage doors.
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