Burglars hit at least 6 homes in Covington neighborhood in a week; some enter as families sleep

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COVINGTON, Wash.  — At least six homes in a Covington neighborhood have been hit by thieves since January 1, the King County Sheriff’s Office says. The majority of the break-ins occurred along SE 270th Street.  In at least two of the cases, families were home and asleep.

Victims such as Suzanne Edwards are now living in fear.

“It’s one of the most traumatizing things we’ve experienced,” Edwards said.

Her home was targeted early Sunday morning.  A thief came through a dog door and stole thousands in electronics.  This happened while the family, including three young children, slept upstairs.

“I am afraid to be here.  I am afraid to sleep, I don’t sleep at night.  I’m too afraid that, you know, every noise I hear, I think somebody is in my house,” Edwards said.

What is even more terrifying for Edwards, her daughter heard the burglar downstairs.

She said her daughter told her: “Mom, I heard someone jiggling the door last night and then about five minutes later, footsteps inside. I was too afraid to get up and tell. I just went under my covers.”

The King County Sheriffs Office says they’re beefing up patrols in the area and are investigating the string of burglaries.  At this point, investigators believe at least three of the cases are related.

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Edwards and several other neighbors are now banding together and working to establish a neighborhood watch.

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  • Justin Pulley

    Just wanted to take a moment, as someone who lives in relative proximity to the 6 square miles that is Covington, to thank this “journalist” for his absolutely useless article of no value what-so-ever. This has got to be the best way to treat a story that could have a very large impact on someone that is near whatever neighborhood this happens to be in, but how could that person know since there is absolutely no information about where in Covington this is taking place. Guess I will have to go dig into the king county sheriff’s crime logs to figure it out.

    • Shannon

      Justin if you read the article you would have seen it stated very clearly that it happened on S 270 the St in Covington. That is pretty specific. So I think it’s your reading skills that are worthless.

  • justin

    It is 100% legal to shoot them if they are in your house and you are “in fear for your life”. And when you shoot, shoot to kill.

  • Sharon Blevins Pilgrim

    The child who heard the burglar inside and didn’t get out of bed was SMART! She did the best thing and probably saved the entire family. When burglars break into occupied homes, they are ready to be confronted and would probably have hurt and/or killed at least one person. On another note, many doggie doors have the ability to lock them. I would get rid of the doggy door and/or LOCK IT. Those doors are just “open” invitations to burglars.

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