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Officers Arrest Suspects in Three Downtown Burglaries

West Precinct officers arrested burglars in three separate break-ins at downtown businesses late Thursday and early Friday.

The first report came in shortly after 8:00 pm Thursday night when witnesses reported seeing three people enter a building in the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue through the roof. Officers responded and contained the building, and a K-9 team was summoned to the scene. Eventually the three suspects, two men—ages 36 and 26, and a woman, 32—came out of the building and surrendered to police. Officers located a number of burglary tools at the scene and collected them as evidence.

At approximately 1:15 Friday morning, a business owner called police to report a broken front door at their business in the 1900 block of 1st Avenue. An employee entered the business, where they noticed a broken interior door and a suspect hiding inside. Officers took the 34-year-old suspect into custody without incident.

About an hour later, officers were called to the 400 block of Pike Street for a report of two suspects using a crowbar to pry open the front doors of a business. According to witnesses, the two individuals had moved a large amount of merchandise from the store into an alley nearby. Officers arrived and arrested one of the suspect, a 44-year-old man, and continue to search for the second suspect.

Police booked the suspects in all three cases into the King County Jail.