Pick-ax burglar interrupted ransacking Mid-Beacon home

By Jill Blocker, KOMO News (Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

A woman with poor eyesight wasn’t able to immediately see if anything was taken from her home in a burglary Friday, but the window smashed in with a pick ax was hard to miss.

Police said a burglar broke into a home in the 5200 block of Columbia Drive S. in Beacon Hill by taking a pick ax and smashing open the bedroom window. The burglar than ransacked the bedroom and office, strewing belongings across the floor.

Two people, including the woman, came home during the burglary and saw the person run out the back door.

The sight-impaired woman told police she did not immediately notice any missing belongings.