Stillaguamish Senior Center burglarized a second time

ARLINGTON — On the morning of Monday, May 6, Stillaguamish Senior Center staff members found they'd been made the victims of a second weekend burglary within a two-week period.

While Senior Center staff had discovered that their offices were ransacked on the morning of Monday, April 22, the front door of the Center's Thrift Store was broken into this time around.

The cost to repair the door itself, whose damages are not covered by insurance, could run around $3,000, which compounds the loss of a laptop, some jewelry and an estimated $150.

Arlington Assistant City Administrator Kristin Banfield reported that Arlington Police received a call just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, from a passerby who spotted that the glass door to the Thrift Store had been smashed.

The Stillaguamish Senior Center relies upon its Thrift Store, located at 18218 Smokey Point Blvd., for funds to support its programs. Its need is especially pressing in the wake of the prior burglary, which robbed the Senior Center of nearly $4,000 worth of equipment, including the offices' computers, a Sony digital camera, a brand-new electronic piano keyboard, a large flatscreen television, a Nintendo Wii, an Xbox Kinect and several games for those systems.

If you have any information regarding either of these burglaries, please call the Arlington Police Department at 360-403-3400. If you're interested in helping the Stillaguamish Senior Center recover from its losses, you can call 360-653-4551.

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