Police seeking daytime burglars in Silver Beach neighborhood


BELLINGHAM - Burglars struck several homes in the Silver Beach neighborhood in broad daylight in the past two weeks.

Detectives have no suspects, but the crimes seem to fit a pattern: similar times of day, similar locations and a similar method of entering by force while residents were briefly out of the home, said Lt. Bob Vander Yacht.

-- Someone broke into a house in the 1900 block of Dakin Street between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 16. Computers, hardware, electronics and jewelry were taken - enough property that it likely took several trips into the house, according to police.

-- A back door was kicked in between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday, June 23, at a home in the 700 block of Poplar Drive. Valuables were taken. On the same day a checkbook was reported stolen from a mailbox in the same block. There hasn't been a proven link between the mail theft and the burglary, police said, but it's "certainly a possibility," Vander Yacht said.

-- Another house was broken into through a locked window between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the 2900 block of Huntington Drive.

Reports didn't note any description of a burglar or burglars. Police haven't released precise loss estimates or other details about the crimes, but they hope more neighborhood awareness will help deter any more break-ins.

Anyone with info can call the Bellingham Police Department tip line at 360-778-8611.

Reach Caleb Hutton at 360-715-2276 or caleb.hutton@bellinghamherald.com. Read his Dispatcher Blog at bellinghamherald.com/dispatcher-blog or follow him on Twitter at @bhamcrime.

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