A Capitol Hill couple is spreading the word about a surgical-strike burglary of their 16th Ave E home. Details on the September 20th break-in and the small window of midday time the perpetrators put to use are below. Lynn and Jamie are looking for others who may have seem something related to the crime or suffered similar break-ins in the area as their case is handled by SPD burglary detectives.
Dear Friends & Neighbors in Capitol Hill:
On Thursday, September 20, our house was robbed – nobody was hurt and our pets are safe. However almost everything of monetary and sentimental value was stolen including computers, electronics, jewelry, and other personal items. We are writing to inform you about the incident for your own knowledge and safety, and to seek any information you might have to help catch the criminals.
Address: Our home, 346 16th Ave E (at Harrison) – yellow house.
Incident Time: between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM last Thursday, Sept 20 2012
Point of entry: Busted open a side door to the house (which was dead-bolted) after an unsuccessful attempt to break the door’s glass window and unlock the door.
The thieves likely planned well ahead of time – they knew exactly when we were not home and came before our dog walker typically arrives. They had tools with them to dismount a television from the wall and enough capacity to steal some very large heavy items including a television, personal computer, laptop and computer monitor. They carefully unscrewed bolted items, unplugged and untangled power cables, helped themselves to duffel bags and sacks in the home to load up smaller items, and basically combed the entire house. We are taking steps to check for and prevent identity theft.
If you were in this area and witnessed the incident or any strange behavior, or if you have any information that may lead to helping us find the criminals, please do not hesitate to email us. If this has happened to you and you feel it might be the same individuals, please let us know. Feel free to knock on our door and speak to us in person or just say hi. We’re happy to share information and aside from this horrible incident, we love our neighborhood and are always eager to get to know our neighbors better. Thanks for reading our note and we hope to hear from you or speak to you soon.
A special thank you to our neighbors who have already been so supportive and stopped by to help. We really appreciate it.
Our very best,
Lynn & Jamie Eisenhart