Persistent officers captured two burglars after a foot pursuit and extensive area search last night.
On November 1st at approximately 9:08 p.m. a witness called 911 reporting that he heard glass shattering at a nearby residence and saw two male suspects and believed he was witnessing a burglary in progress.
Officers quickly responded to the 400 block of 21st Avenue and saw one of the two suspects running from the scene. Officers gave chase on foot but the suspect was able to elude immediate capture. Officers continued their area search and the suspect was spotted again in the vicinity of the burglary. Officers took him into custody and positively identified him without further incident.
The King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and Seattle Police canine units assisted the patrol officers in locating the second suspect.
He was spotted on a roof top trying to avoid detection. Once officers began closing in, the second suspect attempted to flee by running and jumping from rooftop to rooftop. This suspect eventually ran out of running room and was met by officers and arrested.
The victim’s house had a broken sliding glass door which was the burglar’s intended point of entry. It is unknown at this time if anything was taken.
Both suspects, a 20-year-old and 22-year-old, were booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.
UPDATE: Now with video, courtesy of the King County Sheriff’s Office air support team: