On Friday morning, December 2, 2011, around 10:30am, a woman saw two burglars at a neighbor’s house in the 12000 block of 42nd Dr SE in Pioneer Trails. She immediately called 911.
Two black males came out of the house carrying electronic equipment. It appeared that the woman saw the first trip out of the house by the burglars.
Entry was through the side garage door which the burglars kicked in. A third burglar (race not reported) was also seen in a black Chevrolet Tahoe SUV with tinted windows.
The victims did lose some valuables, but many more possessions were found staged in the house ready for transport. It appeared that the burglars were on the street for only 10 minutes.
While we may not think of December as a time of the year for a lot of burglaries, they do occur in the winter. Also, Christmas time can provide an opportunity for burglars to steal gifts. As noted in lynnwoodtoday.com, http://lynnwoodtoday.com/2011/12/02/holiday-burglaries/, Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace have seen a dramatic rise in burglaries in October and November of this year.
Some ways you can prevent a burglary from your home over the Christmas holiday season include:
- Keep the outside of your home well-lit with doors locked and curtains closed.
- Do not display gifts beneath the Christmas tree that can be seen from the street.
- After the holidays, do not advertise gifts by leaving boxes out for garbage collection. Instead, flatten and place them in your recycle bin.