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North end burglaries featured in The Seattle Times

October 7th, 2016 · No Comments

“Personal property theft is a serious problem in Seattle, and we’re not sure how to stop it.”

That’s the headline in The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine this weekend.

The lead story? A burglary in Maple Leaf.

And so it began for the couple that rainy February morning: a slow dawning that while they slept upstairs, someone crept through their house, sliding open drawers, picking through closets, stealing whatever he wanted.

They didn’t know it at the time, but their unsettling experience put them in one of the least exclusive clubs in the city: people whose homes have been burglarized, many by the same suspects. Thousands are victimized each year, coming home or waking up to discover that memories and heirlooms have been snatched, along with their sense of security.

Police say burglaries are particularly bad in the North End, the story says. The map shows Maple Leaf burglary reports so far this year.

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