Suspect Caught Burglarizing Chinatown/International District Businesses

A suspect is in custody after she was located inside a Chinatown restaurant early Thursday morning by an officer checking on the businesses.

At approximately 2:30 am on January 24th, Officer Corcoran was checking on businesses in the Chinatown/International District (CID) that had experienced a recent series of burglaries.  Officer Corcoran noticed an open alley door to a restaurant in the 700 block of South King Street. It appeared that the glass pane in the door had been carefully removed from the door and propped up against the business wall. Earlier in the shift he had taken a burglary report for the business next door. In that case too the glass pane had been carefully removed from the door and it appeared that was how entry was made.  Officer Corcoran requested additional officers to respond to the open door for a building search.

When the other officers arrived, they entered the business and located a 30-year-old woman hiding behind a refrigerator in the kitchen.  She was taken into custody and removed from the business.

The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.  West Precinct burglary detectives will be responsible for the follow up investigation.