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Burglars climb onto roof, break through upper floor window
A North end couple was burglarized between 2:30 p.m. and 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in the 4000 block of E. Mercer Way while they were away from home. Suspects used the homeowners’ ladder to climb onto the roof, and enter through a smashed 2-by-3-foot window upstairs. Large footprints were discovered on a bedsheet, on a bed next to the window.
Numerous personal items were stolen, including a MacBook and diamond wedding ring, and a camera was stolen from a nightstand. A door handle was also broken off of an in-wall safe.
The home alarm sounded as the suspects made an exit.
In another daytime burglary the previous day, $24,000 in jewelry and currency was stolen between 12:10 and 2 p.m., June 24, in the 3800 block of 76th Avenue S.E. Glass was broken during forced entry into the house, in a neighborhood between Mercerdale Park and West Mercer Way. Stolen items included a one-ounce gold pendant with a diamond. Police took a protein bar wrapper at the scene into evidence for fingerprints.