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Oak Harbor family burgled while in bed

A brazen burglar entered the home of an Oak Harbor family Sunday night while the family of six were in bed.

In fact, Mesha Fain said she and her husband had been in their bedroom just 15 minutes in their NE Fourth Avenue home and heard the noise of the burglar in the nearby living room.

“I just thought it was our daughter getting up to go to the bathroom,” she said.

But in the morning, her husband discovered that their Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii computer systems were missing. It turned out that they had forgotten to lock the door the night before.

“We felt safe within the walls of our home,” the longtime Oak Harbor resident said.

Fain surmises that the thief may have been watching her husband play the games that night through their large living room window. Creepier still, she said the intruder could probably hear the couple talking through their open bedroom door.

Video games may not seem like sentimental items, but in this case they are. Fain explained that she went to beauty school, studying and working six days a week for over 10 hours a day. When she was finished, the first thing she was able to buy were the video game machines at Christmas for her children.

“It was a thank-you gift for what they sacrificed while I was away,” she said.

In hopes of retrieving the systems, Fain is offering a reward for their return. Anyone who is able to help should call her at 360-632-0300.

You can reach News-Times reporter Jessie Stensland at jstensland@whidbeynewstimes.com or call 675-6611.

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