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Porch prowlers targeting homes on Hayden Island

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Surveillance image of Hayden Island porch prowler. (KPTV) Surveillance image of Hayden Island porch prowler. (KPTV)
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People living on Hayden Island say they are getting hit hard by thieves who are walking right up to their front porches.  

Items like bicycles, blankets, furniture and coolers are being swiped right from outside homes.  

Surveillance video even showed one porch prowler stealing a pack of cigarettes.

“It doesn’t make me happy and it doesn’t make me secure and I have the right to be secure and happy in my home,” said Carla Heikkila.

Heikkila and other neighbors are concerned that these brazen thefts will get more serious. In one case, neighbors said a stranger walked right in through an unlocked door.

Neighbors said a gated community could be in their future. For now, they have formed a neighborhood watch and many people have installed security cameras.

Above all else, they say they will be watching out for each other.

“We need to get attention to this because it’s only getting worse,” Heikkila said.

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