Identifying thieves proved no deterrent

Thurston CountyJune 28, 2013 

When my home was burglarized, the thieves took one of my security cameras. Fortunately, they also missed one. I provided law enforcement with identifiable photos of the crooks taken during the crime. I also provided a photo showing the license number of the vehicle used. I was told that due to department understaffing there wasn’t much they could do.

Six days later, the same thieves burglarized my home again. So I investigated on my own and positively identified the individuals shown in the photos and informed law enforcement. They have had this information for more than four weeks and still haven’t made an arrest.

These crooks are not transients, they have an address. Imagine your chances of retrieving your stolen property without the identity of the thieves.

One method used to identify individuals involved in a crime is fingerprinting. However, theft is not considered worthy of fingerprinting regardless of the amount taken. Whether it be personal or monetary. The crooks being aware of this are in no way deterred from continuing their lifestyle. I lost $40,000 in property which included firearms. I have done everything except hand-deliver these crooks to the law enforcement.

So I suggest to anyone possessing property they wish to keep, that they become very creative in securing it. Because whether you like it or not, you’re on your own.

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