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Detectives Investigating Early Morning Break-Ins In University District

Seattle police are investigating a series of early-morning break-ins near the University of Washington campus.

Police responded to 911 calls from three different houses between 4:25 and 4:45 AM Tuesday from residents in the 4700 blocks of 18th and 19th Avenue NE and 5000 block of 19th NE.

In one case, a woman awoke to find a man opening her bedroom door. When she confronted the man, he fled.

In a second case, two roommates called 911 after they heard someone walking in their hallway early this morning.

Officers also received a call from a woman, who reported someone had removed the screen from her bedroom window.

No one was injured in the incidents, and police don’t believe anything was stolen.

It appears the suspect or suspects in this morning’s incidents may have entered—or tried to enter—homes through unlocked doors and windows.

Detectives are reviewing this morning’s cases, as well as other recent break-ins in the area, for any possible connection. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911, and would like to remind Seattle residents to always report suspicious activity, and to secure doors and windows at home.

SPD’s Crime Prevention Coordinators can also provide information about securing your home. Find out more here.