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July 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

South Seattle burglars breaking in through roll-up doors

Seattle Police detectives are investigating more than 19 South Seattle burglaries in which suspects entered businesses through roll-up doors, according to department spokesman Jeff Kappel.

Burglars are using motor vehicles to push in the doors enough to create a gap a person can enter through, Kappel posted on the department’s online blotter. Most incidents occurred overnight between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. while the businesses were closed.

Tools, aluminum chair backs, projector lenses, monitors, bicycles, copper wire and a security system were among the items stolen in several burglaries, according to Kappel. In eight instances, nothing was taken but there was extensive property damage.

Detectives recommend business owners keep an eye out for people with a special interest in loading areas and to share information and  suspicions with neighboring business owners.

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