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Sirens & Gavels

Stealth burglar escapes with spoon collection

A Spokane County woman told sheriff’s deputies that she slept Sunday night while a burglar cleaned out her coin collections and spoons from all over the world.

The 73-year-old homeowner called sheriff’s deputies after she awoke and realized that someone had come through an unlocked window at her home in the 1100 block of East Lake Road, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said in a news release.

The burglar made away with the spoon collection and also several coin collections, including presidential gold coins, said Chamberlin, who did not have an estimate of the total loss.

Anyone with information could be eligible for a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest, which can be reached at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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