Waterfront homes may have been robbed by boat

Burglars, it appears, used a boat to haul off television sets, a computer and other goods from three waterfront homes on the north end of Vashon last month, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

According to sheriff’s reports, owners of three homes on Dolphin Point, a walk-in neighborhood, reported on Jan. 27 that they had come home after a few weeks away to find their homes had been broken into.

Sgt. Cindi West, a spokesperson for the King County Sheriff’s Office, said authorities believe the burglaries all occurred between approximately Jan. 9 and 27.

At a home on the 11700 block of Dolphin Point Trail, the suspect or suspects pried open a door and stole a television, alcohol and pills. At another home on the same block, the suspect or suspects forced open a window and stole a computer, alcohol and money.

West also said investigators believe the suspect or suspects accessed the two houses by boat because it would be difficult to haul large items from the homes to the street.

“It’s a quarter-mile hike on foot to get to the house,” she said.

The third home burglarized was located several blocks from the other two, but West said authorities believe it may have been part of the same incident, as it happened during the same time period. The suspect or suspects pried open a door to the home, located on the 9400 block of Dolphin Point Road, and stole a television and lamp. Doors in the home were also damaged.

“The MO seems to be similar,” West said.

West said the sheriff’s office is investigating the break-ins, but so far has no leads. Anyone with information should call 911 or the Vashon substation at 463-3618.


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