Bar burglar busted

On December 29th at around 12:22 a.m., West Precinct patrol officers responded to a burglary of a bar in the 1000 block of 1st Avenue S.  The male suspect attempted to make a getaway on foot but officers quickly located him in the north parking lot of Qwest Field.  His escape attempt may have been hampered by two things:  he was still in possession of eight stolen 750 ml bottles of hard liquor and he had sustained a significant laceration to his hand climbing through the window he smashed to gain entry to the bar.

The 47-year-old suspect was positively identified by witnesses and recognized by several officers as the suspect in an attempted burglary to a vendor’s stand near Qwest Field a few months ago.  The suspect was transported to HMC for treatment with a guard and will be booked into King County Jail when treatment is complete.