Burglars ransack home as family sleeps

SEATTLE -- A family of four was sleeping inside their home early Thursday morning when a burglar or burglars broke in and ransacked their belongings, Seattle Police said.

Police said burglars arrived at a home in the 700 block of North 101 Street shortly after 2 a.m. and removed four window screens before making entry into the house. The burglars piled items into a bag and grabbed the keys to the family's vehicle, police said. They attempted to leave in the car but instead set off the alarm, waking the victims.

The suspects fled when the homeowners came downstairs. They left behind most of the items they gathered up, police said. However, two lap top computers, a PlayStation and a wallet were stolen.

A police K-9 unit sent to the scene was unable to track the suspects. Seattle police are investigating the incident.