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Suspect burglarizes store, caught down the street.

On August 3rd, at approximately 3:19 AM, East Precinct officers responded to a 911 call of a man breaking into a convenience store in the 500 Block of Summit Avenue East.  According to the caller, the suspect broke in and was still inside the store.  Officers from both 3rd and 1st watch immediately responded and set up containment around the building.  A K9 was called to the scene.  While enroute, the caller stated that the suspect had left on foot, walking southbound.  A patrol officer located a possible suspect in the 300 Block of Bellevue Avenue East.  The suspect had cuts to his hands, shards of broken glass on his clothing, and was sweating profusely.  After making incriminating comments, he was advised of his Miranda rights and then confessed to the burglary.  Officers recovered a  stolen cash register nearby.   Officers collected physical  evidence and arrested the suspect.  There may have been two additional suspects acting as lookouts on bicycles and officers are attempting to identify them.  The 23 year old male was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.