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Two burglars arrested after breaking into downtown business

On February 17th, just before 11:00 PM, officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a possible burglary that had just occurred at a business in the 1100 Block of Howell Street.  Witnesses reported that they saw one male inside the business while another man stood out front, apparently acting as a lookout.  The witness also reported that they saw the man inside the store dart from the front counter to the front door, where he crouched down and exited through the lower half of the front door, which had been smashed out.  The two men then met up and walked away together westbound on Howell Street. 

Officers responded to the business where they discovered the front door glass had been broken out and the cash register had been destroyed.  It did not appear, however, that any cash had been taken from the register.  The witness provided officers with a brief description of the suspects.  An officers located two suspects three blocks away.  The witness was able to positively identify those two men as the ones he saw at the business.  Both men were taken into custody.  While searching the suspects, officers noticied what appeared to be numerous tiny shards of glass in one of the suspect’s knit cap and jacket.   The suspects, ages 31 and 45, were later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.