Detectives Bust Teens For Seward Park Break-Ins

Detectives busted a group of teen burglars Monday, days after they crept into the bedroom of a Seward Park family and made off with computers, video games and other electronics.

South Precinct detectives Damon Deese and Don Jones believe the group of four teens first tried to break into a home in the 5100 block of S. Spencer Street just before 2 AM on March 29th. The suspects walked into the yard of the home, but took off running when they noticed the house was equipped with a surveillance system. The suspects didn’t go far, though, dashing just down the road to a home in the 5200 block of S. Graham Street. There, the teens climbed through a window and stole an iPad, computers, an Xbox, video games. The teens fled the home after the residents awoke to find the suspects standing in their bedroom.

Seward Park neighbors circulated surveillance photos of the suspects and, few days after the burglaries, a relative of one of the victims spotted several of the teens—two boys, 16 and 17 years old—boarding a bus in South Seattle. She called police, and officers arrested the teens after they stepped off the bus at Rainier Avenue and Genesee Street.

Detectives Deese and Jones booked the two teen boys into the King County Youth Service Center for investigation of burglary, and are working with a third suspect—a 15-year-old girl—and her parents to return the stolen items to the victims. Police are also still working to identify a fourth suspect involved in the case.