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Sentence set for burglar whose loot approached $1 million: 15-plus years

A burglar whose crime spree — which included thievery in Kenmore — netted him cash, gold, guns and watches and myriad other property was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors asked for and received a sentence of 15 ½ years in prison for Keith Blair, 34, due to the unprecedented extent of his crime spree, according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff's Office in a press release.

After a jury trial, Blair was convicted of 13 charges last month, including nine residential burglary charges, attempted burglary, auto theft, theft of a firearm and trespassing. Crimes occurred in unincorporated King County and Snohomish counties, Shoreline, Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Medina and Kirkland.

Blair stole a $50,000 Porsche, cash, jewelry, gold, electronics, watches, weapons (including guns, swords and bows), camping equipment, golf clubs, mountain climbing gear and other items.

Blair was responsible for a burglary spree that lasted at least several months, occurring in at least eight police jurisdictions.  Detectives aren’t sure how many residences were burglarized, but the number is in the dozens.

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