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Gatewood Woman Wakes to Find Burglar in Her Room

Officers arrested a man after a woman called 911 Saturday morning when she woke to a burglar in her bedroom.

The victim was sound asleep in her home in the 6500 block of 39 Ave SW around 3:30 this morning when she felt someone touch her face.  The victim woke, and assuming it was her husband, asked what was going on.  The the woman heard a reply that was not her husband and tried to turn on the nightstand light.  The suspect fled out of the home taking the woman’s cell phone with him.

Officers quickly arrived and found the suspect in an nearby alley.  The victim confirmed that officers had arrested the correct person.  Officers determined the suspect entered the home through an unlocked back door before making his way to the bedroom.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.