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Burglary Team Apprehended in South Seattle and Homeowner’s Stolen Property Recovered

Quick responding officers captured two burglars this morning in South Seattle and recovered the homeowner’s stolen property.

On April 2nd at approximately 10:27 a.m. officers responded to the 3000 block of 23rd Avenue South for the report of a burglary. Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim returned home and noticed that her garage door was open. She also saw movement inside her house. Responding officers discovered a damaged rear door, the probable point of entry. The victim then saw a white 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-door sedan drive by the front of her house, honk the horn, and leave southbound on 23rd Avenue South.

An officer responding to the area located the vehicle traveling eastbound on South Hanford Street and stopped it at 25th Avenue South and South Hanford Street. Officers subsequently detained the driver of the Oldsmobile, a 40-year-old female. Further investigation revealed that the female suspect was part of the burglary team, and had stolen property inside the car that was taken from the victim’s house.

Officers also located a 47-year-old male suspect on the victim’s property with two laptops, a jacket, and other items in his possession. Officers detained the suspect while investigating further. The victim positively identified the items that the male suspect was carrying as her property (the items were stolen from inside the victim’s house).

Both suspects were ultimately placed under arrest and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

The white Oldsmobile was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for further processing.

This remains an active and on-going burglary investigation.