Another reminder to stay alert- close and lock windows and doors and don’t leave keys outside!
This morning I found my basement bathroom window had be partially shattered. It’s a double pane window and the culprit made it through the first pane and stopped there. The window is alarmed, so, had they broken through and opened the window it would have set off the alarm (I do have an outdoor speaker for the alarm so it would likely be audible from the street). I’m not sure why they stopped midway, maybe the saw the alarm or maybe a neighbor, but I’m glad they didn’t get in.
… When I inspected the area from the outside there was nothing out of the ordinary other than the big rock they’d used to shatter the window. Just a reminder to keep watch for each other.
An officer from SPD came out to check on my broken basement window and told me there’s an active group that is trolling MAG and Queen Anne, looking for unlocked windows and/or hide-a-keys as way of gaining entry into homes. Sure enough, when we walked around my yard a commemorative flag stone I have had been turned over. I don’t keep a hide-a-key there thankfully but it looks like they were checking for one as the flower pots had also been tweaked a bit. So, if you have keys hidden, move them to less obvious spots!
Thanks for the tip!