UW sorority sisters catch burglar in the act

by: Henry Rosoff Updated:


SEATTLE - University of Washington sorority sisters came face to face with a burglar when they arrived home early Friday morning.

A Seattle police spokesman said the women came home to Sigma Kappa near Northeast 46th Street and 22nd Avenue Northeast shortly before 4 a.m.  One of them found a burglar in her room.  The intruder immediately ran out through the kitchen.

He escaped south on a bicycle that he either stole or brought with him, throwing  items he stole from the house as he fled, according to police.

Officers were able to track the man with the help of  K-9s,  but lost his trail within an hour of the crime.  The only description police have released is that the man may be in his 30s.

Police said the burglar appeared to have entered the home by climbing up a fire escape and cutting through a window screen.

None of the women were harmed during the burglary.

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