CRIME: Tacoma Snatch

Two nights after Christmas, the colored lights on three large fir trees on a sweeping lawn in the exclusive Point Defiance residential section of Tacoma, Wash., glowed festively through a steady drizzle. They threw a gay pattern on the white front of a fine gabled house. In the living room of the house, where another gaily lighted tree stood, 10-year-old Charles Mattson, his 16-year-old brother Billy, his 14-year-old sister Muriel and her schoolgirl chum from Seattle played and talked as they waited for Dr. & Mrs. William Wrhitlock Mattson to return from...

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