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Suspect Arrested for Breaking into Cars in North Seattle

A 25-year-old man is in custody after he was arrested early this morning for breaking into parked cars in a North Seattle neighborhood.

Just before 6:00 am on Monday, July 3rd, officers responded to the area of N. 88th Street and Densmore Avenue North for a report of a man breaking into parked cars.  A witness  observed the man lean against a parked car, break a window and lean into the car, retrieving an item.  The witness recorded the activity with his phone and then called 911.

Officers arrived and located the suspect a few blocks away.  The witness positively identified the detained person as the correct suspect.  The suspect was found to be in possession of numerous credit cards and checks belonging to other people.  Officers searched the area and located six additional parked cars with broken windows.

The suspect was arrested and later interviewed by a detective from the Major Crimes Task Force.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail.