Headphones left by thiefs

Entire neighborhood was burglerized

On Saturday around 3:00 am a neighboor's car was broken into, a cell phone was stolen from that car. Then Mail was stolen and some of it thrown on the side of one of my neighbors house, and mail was there from all different neighbors. Another neighbor found his four doors of his vehicle open and wrappers where in the car, they stole his remote control to the garage and his license and registration.

My 3 children's bike were stolen and my husbands too, the kids scooters and my 5 year old's favorite trike :( the worst part a neighbor of mine had let my 9 year old borrow her son's bicycle because his broke and we just haven't had the extra funds to replace it, and that was one of the bikes they took. They also took the gas tank that was attached to the little grill we have, we lost aproximately $1800 total with all three bikes, they were mountain bikes, 3 scooters the trike and gas tank.

One of my neighboors had put some valentine's goodies in the mail box and they took that and ate it. I found an old black coat thrown on the side of the yard by one of the neighboors and next to it was the envelope addressed to me "Laura and Boys" and so I knew that they had taken my mail and had also eaten my goodies. When my husband came home in the morning around 6 am (he worked the night shift) he found my bike a hand-me-down bike in the middle of the driveway and all the other stuff missing, so he knew that something had happened. I went around talking to neighbors and alarming everyone of what had happened and All the mail boxes were slighly opened and some neighbors had forgotten to pick up their mail and it was gone. I had not checked my mail the entire week which I often do, so I would have had quiet a lot of it, my neighboor who put the candy in my box said that it was completely full when she put the candy in there. When I got there all I found was just junk mail so I know they took my statements and bills too, hopefully they'll pay my bills too. The thiefs did leave a set of wireless headphones that looked like they belonged to a car dvd player. I called the police and they came got a report and took the headphones.

I recall that on the news not long ago the city of Maple Valley was said to be one of the cities low in crime and it seems to me that ever since that aired on the news we have been having thiefs coming to our neighborhoods, so I wish that even if the report about our city is good to not be announced to the world because just then I thought, "Oh great! now we are going to have all sort of thiefs coming our way" and just like I thought it has happened.

The same night a few blocks from our neighborhood 3 homes were broken into. I hope they catch this bad guys because I'm not feeling so safe anymore.

Thank you for reading my story, I hope that this thiefs know that we are close community and we will all fight for our safety and we are watching out for any suspecious activity.

Have a great day!

Laura Rankin

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