Brazen Kirkland burglary caught on camera

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KIRKLAND, Wash. —

A Kirkland woman is hoping someone can identify a man caught on surveillance video stealing from her home.

 

Maegen Powers shared the video with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, hoping a viewer recognizes the man who carried a skate board with bright orange wheels, cased her house, broke in and ripped her off.

 

"I'm just completely violated. This is my house," she told reporter Alison Grande.

 

Unaware that he was being watched, the burglar put on gloves and forced his way through the back door around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

 

It took him 20 minutes to steal nearly $10,000 worth of Powers' belongings -- all of it caught on Powers' surveillance system, a Christmas gift from her step dad last year.

 

"They took a brand new smart TV, a 46-inch Samsung. He took all my jewelry," she said.

 

The burglar left to get his car, then backed it in. The video showed him load up the backseat.

 

The video showed Powers arriving home to find someone had broken in.

 

"I could tell someone had kicked in the back door to the house," she said. "I knew somebody was here and I ran out into the street and called 911."

 

Police with guns drawn searched the house, but the burglar was gone.

 

"It's disgusting. It makes me sick to my stomach. It's not right," Powers said.

 

The burglar did not leave any fingerprints, but he did leave one of his gloves behind. 

 

The burglar is white, between 5-9 and 6 feet tall, with short, possibly thin, brown hair.

 

Kirkland police asked anyone who recognizes him or his vehicle to call the department's tip line at 425-587-3515 or email dquiggle@kirklandwa.gov.