Dear Central Area Neighbors,
Our home was burglarized! Our home is located between Union & Marion on 21st Avenue. Between 8 pm on Friday, July 13 and 10 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, when unknown burglar(s) entered our home through an upstairs rear kitchen window. They used a chair to climb up to our deck, then used a blade to slice the window screen and crawl through. According to the SPD officer who took finger prints at the scene, some prints indicate the person(s) may have been a juvenile or a child, and therefore more than one person may have been involved. While they attempted to gain entry from a rear ground floor window, one of these robbers took a shit on the South side of the house, near this ground floor window. We wonder if this might be a part of their MO. Have you had a similar experience?
While we are still unsure what else might be missing, the following items are confirmed stolen: 2012 Acer laptop computer, 2006 Apple desktop OS X, 2 digital cameras Panasonic & Kodak (2011), Men’s platinum gold diamond Tiffany’s keychain, Wii game system with controllers & games, Burton snowboard backpack (multi-colored checker print), Knock-off Coach purse, orange waterproof messenger backpack, and all the liquor from our liquor cabinet. We think these robbers were young or alcoholics because they took cooking Sherry, Dry vermouth, port wine, and Creme de menthe–wow, really?! But they left our prescription drugs alone. Our daughter is especially upset as they rummaged her bedroom, stole her new laptop with all her school work on it since January, and took her special snowboard backpack given to her from a dear friend. The desktop is a big loss, as it has 5 years worth of pictures and videos on it, and not all were backed up. :( (I know, hard lesson to learn….)
So we are appealing to our neighbors and CD community. Have you seen a group of teens carrying backpacks and purses filled with electronics and liquor walking the neighborhood the past few days? Has someone you know recently appeared with any of these items in their possession, without adequate explanation? Did you hear or see anything suspicious on our block the past few days? Have you experienced a similar robbery in the past few weeks or months? Any information would be greatly appreciated, please send an email to [email protected]
Rachelle, Scott & Bailey