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Police search for VFW burglar

A surveillance camera at the VFW captured a low-resolution image of the suspect in the May 16 burglary.  - Photo Courtesy of Island County Sheriff
A surveillance camera at the VFW captured a low-resolution image of the suspect in the May 16 burglary.
— image credit: Photo Courtesy of Island County Sheriff's office

Investigators are asking Whidbey Island residents to help them identify a burglar captured on low-resolution video after he broke into the VFW on Goldie Road May 16.

Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff's Office said a couple of young men broke into the building sometime at night and stole alcohol, candy bars and potato chips.

"We're assuming they're under 21," he said.

The two young burglars broke into the VFW through a window. Both of the burglars were caught on video, Wallace said, but only the images of one of the young men were clear enough to release.

Wallace described the suspect as a white male, slender and probably five-foot-ten or taller, though the detective said that's a very rough guess.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or has information about the crime can contact detectives via ICOM at 360-679-9567 or the tips email Tips@co.island.wa.us.

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