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February 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Burglary victims: Check out loot from roving 18-month spree

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Some of the loot a pair of prolific burglars netted in scores of residential break-ins between Mill Creek and Tigard, Ore. (King County Sheriff’s Office photos)

Talk about a needle in a haystack.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is trying to reunite burglary victims with their stolen property. But that could be tricky since the burglars covered a wide area over a fairly extended period of time.

The burglaries happened between January 2012 and July 2013, between Mill Creek and Tigard, Ore., according to the sheriff’s office. The thieves were arrested in July and told detectives they had committed more than 80 residential burglaries.

The sheriff’s office says the couple sold many of the stolen items at area coin shops, netting more than $346,000 in the 18-month crime spree. Detectives also discovered they had a storage unit packed with property taken during the burglaries.

Many of items found in the storage unit have not been claimed, and detectives are hoping victims will reclaim their property.

Detectives have photographed the unclaimed property and have provided a link to photos for the public to view. If you have questions, call 804-885-KCSO (5276.)

If you see property that you believe belongs to you follow the instructions on the link. You will be asked to provide the case number of your burglary and will need to provide some proof the item is yours.

Photos can also be accessed here: http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/kcsophotos/library/13-160094 The password is SammamishPD and is case-sensitive.

In January, Krystal Sweetman, 27, of Puyallup, pleaded guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months in community custody. Steven Tipton, 27 of Tacoma, is the other suspect and remains in custody.

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Another of the stolen items taken during a two-state, 18-month burglary spree.

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