(Updated x2) Suspected Office Intruder Arrested On First Hill

Update: Officers arrested the suspect around 2pm Wednesday after receiving a report that he was trying to sneak into a secure building on First Hill. A witness recognized the man from pictures posted here on the Blotter and called police.

Detectives are also now investigating whether the suspect is tied to a number of previously unreported office break-ins. Employees at several businesses contacted police over the last 24 hours after seeing the suspect’s picture, and said they believed the man in the photos may also be responsible for thefts at their offices.

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Detectives are hoping you can help identify a thief suspected of stealing laptops, purses, cash and credit cards from several downtown office buildings.

Police believe the man has committed at least five different burglaries at four office buildings since June, striking at businesses in the 700 block of 5th Ave, 1100 block of 3rd Ave, 1000 block of 2nd Ave and twice in the 2100 block of 4th Ave.

The suspect typically slips inside office buildings in the early morning hours, between 6:30 AM or 7:30 AM, or between 4:15 and 6 pm at the end of the work day.

Detective believe the man is 40 to 50 years old, and is between 5’6 and 6’0.

If you recognize the suspect or have any other information about this investigation, please email detectives at SPDWestPrecinctDetectives@Seattle.gov .

Update: Detectives have obtained two more photos of the suspect:

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