If they haven’t already, the victims of 59 burglaries between Snohomish County to Tigard, Ore., will soon be hearing from police.
Last week, Sammamish and Bellevue police, after identifying a suspected burglar from a victim’s video-surveillance system, discovered a storage locker in the Puyallup area that held 66 bags, bins, safes and suitcases filled with property stolen in dozens of burglaries, according to a news release from the Sammamish Police Department.
The locker contained jewelry, silver, sports memorabilia and many personal items. Authorities are identifying victims and arranging for their property to be returned to them, the release says.
Arrested were a 26-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend, both from Pierce County. The woman was booked and released last week, according to the release; it is unclear whether the man remains in jail.
Police have identified victims dating back to June 2012 from Kenmore, Woodinville, Newcastle, Maple Valley, unincorporated King County, Bellevue, Bothell, unincorporated Snohomish County, Kirkland, Redmond, Mill Creek, unincorporated Pierce County, Tacoma, Thurston County, Fircrest, Olympia, and in Oregon, Portland, Tigard and Beaverton, the release says.