WA burglars using obituaries to look for targets

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities in Washington state are looking for two Snohomish County men who are suspected of gleaning information from obituaries to burglarize homes of people at funerals.

The Everett Herald reports that (http://bit.ly/HKRCsg) police have been looking for 31-year-old Tyler Austin Chase and 20-year-old Corey James Arendt. Police say the two have been linked to a half dozen break-ins that have occurred since January.

Officers searched a Lake Stevens home on Friday where they found many pieces of property, including a saxophone reported stolen from the home of a man mourning his father's death.

The burglars have taken electronics and firearms as well as family heirlooms.

Marysville police Lt. Darin Rasmussen says the suspects apparently stole several firearms and are considered armed and dangerous.