Thieves Target Mobile Home Seniors

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:58pm

Washington State authorities say burglars target mobile homes at night, while residents are sleeping.

Police in Washington State believe dozens of burglaries at senior mobile home parks in Snohomish county may be connected and have released a photo of a person of interest.
Residents of at least 25 mobile homes have reported break-ins at Carriage Club Estates, Lynnwood Heights, Wandering Creek, Lago de Plata Villa, and Mariner Village. Police say the burglar is hitting multiple homes a night while homeowners are sleeping. Police say the thief may be targeting senior mobile homes because they're densely populated (so thieves can hit several homes a night), the layouts of the homes are small and similar, and the older residents may be perceived to be more vulnerable.


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