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Most of Arlington couple's $30k in belongings stolen have been recovered

An Arlington couple spent Wednesday morning rediscovering what they thought was lost forever. Thousands of dollars worth of their personal belongings that had been stolen the week before, now back in their possession. (KOMO News)

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- An Arlington couple spent Wednesday morning rediscovering what they thought was lost forever. Thousands of dollars worth of their personal belongings that had been stolen the week before, now back in their possession.

Last Wednesday, Gordy Marson came home from work to find his home ransacked and an estimated $30,000 worth their personal belongings stolen.

On Monday, deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office called Marson and his wife Ressa to share welcome news; they had found many of their stolen belongings and made an arrest in the case.

“I woke her up and said you won’t believe it, they picked up one of the guys and our stuff is in the house” he said.

The Sheriff’s Office would only confirm their arrest, but could not provide any more details about the case to KOMO News on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, the Marsons combed through those stolen items at a Sheriff’s office in Marysville, then loaded them up to take them home.

The price tags can’t quite capture the value of those items for the couple. The tools will allow Gordy to get back to his contracting work, and their sets of car keys offer them a sense of security.

“We really had it written off that we would never get it back. And we’d probably never know who did it," Ressa Marson said.

The couple credits deputies for their work in getting the items back less than a week after the burglary.

Some of the Marsons’ stolen items are still missing, including birth certificates, social security cards and vehicle titles. They hope the rest are found, but admit they’re lucky to have had anything returned in the first place.

“It’s like Christmas,” Gordy explained. “I hope we’re not the only ones who get our stuff back.”

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