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Alarms prevent Aerie burglary

A burglar was apparently thwarted by an alarm while trying to break into the Eagles Aerie on South Whidbey on Independence Day, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

An employee at the club came to work Saturday morning to find that the central junction box on the outside of the building was open and the phone lines were pulled out. Plywood that was covering a window was also pried off, according to Undersheriff Kelly Mauck.

Deputies investigated, but couldn’t find any evidence that an intruder had been inside the building.

“They surmised that the alarm scared them off,” he said.

A burglar successfully broke into the club in February, but deputies arrested a suspect with the help of video from a security camera.

 

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