Northwest NEWS

November 2, 1998

Local News

Kenmore man arrested for antique robbery

   by Andrew Walgamott
   Staff reporter

  
   WOODINVILLE--Police arrested a 39-year-old Kenmore man last week after recovering over 500 stolen items from his home.
  
   While Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said it was "close to everything if not everything" burglarized from Tic Toc Clock and Brass of Woodinville, one of the shopowners says it was actually only a quarter of all the antiques, clocks and watches stolen from the business last month.
  
   The suspect was arrested Oct. 25 after a search warrant was served on his house. Inside, police found clocks, watches and antiques.
  
   Kay Anderson, who along with Darrell Anderson owned Tic Toc formerly along State Route 9 in south Snohomish County, was "pretty disappointed" despite the recovery of some of their goods. She said most of what was found had been out in the weather, and had rusted or was broken and "pretty much of no use."
  
   Anderson said over 100 items of theirs had been recovered, adding that a list of goods 17 pages long had been stolen. She said other property had been found at a store. "We know there's more out there," she said.
  
   Tic Toc was burglarized sometime between 6 p.m. Sept. 12 when the business closed and around 1 p.m. the next day when the Anderson's were notified by their landlord. A bathroom window was missing and security bars had served as a ladder.
  
   Inside the small shop, shelves were swept clean, clocks and antiques pulled off the walls, and items under repair taken as well.
  
   The burglary came as the owners were moving out of the location. Darrell has repaired clocks for about 25 years. After retirement he went into business selling antiques as well. Kay said that the burglary has been frustrating experience that has made her husband sick. "It's been hell," she said.
  
   Jorgensen said the case is still under investigation. She said the suspect, booked into Snohomish County Jail but later released, is being investigated for possession of stolen property. Police also found a marijuana growing operation at the residence worth between $10,000 and $15,000. She said a month earlier, King County had seized plants at the same home, but that the operation had apparently started up again.
  
   While Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said it was "close to everything if not everything" burglarized from Tic Toc Clock and Brass of Woodinville, one of the shopowners says it was actually only a quarter of all the antiques, clocks and watches stolen from the business last month.