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Police Bag Wallingford Bike Burglar

Officers arrested a burglar Friday night after he broke into a storage unit and stole two bikes from a Wallingford apartment complex.

A witness called police just before midnight to report a man he didn’t recognize in his apartment’s parking garage in the 4300 block of Stone Way North. The suspect had broken into a storage locker in the garage and appeared to be “working” on a pair of bikes.

The suspect fled the garage carrying two bike frames after being spooked by the witness. Officers found the bike-wielding burglar a few blocks away at N 40th and Stone Way thanks to the timely witness who verified officers had their man.

Officers late booked the 30-year-old suspect into King County Jail on investigation of burglary.