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Spokane woman calls out crooks with giant sign

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One victim of property crime is taking a different approach to letting people know about what happened. She posted a giant sign in the window of her home with a message to the burglar and asking neighbors if they saw anything.

Genevieve Miller says she was only gone between 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on September 26th. But when she came home she found her door broken and her home ransacked. Many items were stolen, including her jewelry, guitar, and Ironman backpack.

Miller felt infuriated by what happened and wanted the world to know.

“The violation of somebody coming into your house, and especially your bedroom,” she says. “Just the fact that someone invaded your own private space and now knows everything you have, I’ve never had this before.” 

She posted the sign in her front window because she felt she had nothing left to lose.

A neighbor did see the sign and told her that criminals have hit other homes on the same block on the same date and in the same time frame. Miller says she feels like the criminals seemed to know when they left and knew exactly when to hit the homes.

Without making her sign, Miller says she wouldn't have known about the other burglaries. She is going to make sure that everyone knows about this because she thinks someone had to have seen something. She says this happened in the Shadle neighborhood off of Alberta. 

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