At least 40 unsecured guns stolen from house near Roosevelt HS

SEATTLE -- Between 40 and 45 guns, including an AR-15, left unsecured in a house across from Roosevelt High School were stolen in a burglary last week, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim left for work around 9 a.m. Friday. When he returned to his home in the 6800 block of 15th Avenue Northeast five hours later, he discovered he had been burglarized.

The victim told officers all his guns -- 20 to 25 handguns and 20 rifles and shotguns -- had been stolen from his bedroom closet and drawers. He said many of the handguns were from his father and grandfather from WWI and WWII, and the rifles included an AR-15.

According to the report, the burglar or burglars also took a large amount of cash that had been in two bags in the kitchen and about a dozen watches.

The victim was missing five to seven gym bags he thinks were used to carry out his possessions, as well, according to the report.

Since there were no signs of forced entry into the house, the victim told officers he believes whoever burglarized him lifted the automatic garage door to get inside.