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Anacortes Police continue to hunt for the two burglars who broke into the Star Bar restaurant in downtown Anacortes last week. 

Star Bar Sergeant John Small said Monday that they have circulated security photos to law enforcement agencies in the county and no one has recognized the faces of the two men. Small said the police will next begin a wider circulation of the pictures. Small doesn't believe the men are Anacortes residents because none of the officers recognized them.

Security video recorded the two burglars as they removed the restaurant's safe and other items, including a personal computer. Restaurant chef-manager Bob Zutter said the two even stopped for a shot of vodka. The security video indicates the men spent at least a half hour in the restaurant in the early hours of last Thursday.

View a short excerpt of the security video

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

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