Burglars Hit McGinn Chief of Staff's Home, Steal Two Cars

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee February 25, 2010

Seattle police are investigating an overnight break-in at the North Seattle home of Mayor Mike McGinn's Chief of Staff, Julie McCoy.

Police say burglars broke into McCoy's home in the Carkeek Park neighborhood this morning, sometime between midnight and 4:00 a.m., while she and her five children slept.

The burglars made off with two cars, a 2008 BMW X5 and a 2005 GMC Yukon, owned by McCoy and her husband Bill Broadhead, owner of the consulting firm the Mercury Group.

Seattle Police Department spokesman Sean Whitcomb says the Yukon was recovered at 85th and Ashworth near Greenlake.

According to Mayor McGinn's spokesman Aaron Pickus, McCoy's city hall access card and garage door opener were stolen during the burglary, but they have since been deactivated.

McCoy has not yet returned a call for comment.

Police crime data shows there were 6,709 reported burglaries in Seattle last year—up 3% from 2008, when there were 6,503 burglaries.

Although the number of burglaries in Seattle has consistently risen over the last two years, Mayor McGinn has yet to announce any plans for dealing with the issue.

This post has been updated with additional information.

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