Home burglars made off with thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry, silverware, cash and checks in an Oct. 1 daylight burglary of a residence in the Madrona Crest neighborhood, according to Mercer Island Police.
The 78-year-old homeowner said the burglary occurred sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 12:57 p.m. when she returned to her locked residence on the 3600 block of 90th Avenue SE to "discover it ransacked".
Jewelry, sterling silver flatware, blank checks, cash and a passport were among the items missing, according to a police report.
Police investigators found no signs of forced entry and said the burglars likely entered through a rear door that the homeowner said she was "having lock issues with".
Last month, the MIPD offered local residents a few crime tips on how to prevent home burglaries, found here.
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