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Alarm thwarts burglar at South End Eagles

A burglar was apparently thwarted by an alarm while trying to break into the 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 that the central juncture box on the outside of the building was open and the phone lines were pulled out.

Plywood that was covering a window was pried off, according to Undersheriff Kelly Mauck.

Deputies investigated, but could’t find any evidence that an intruder was 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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