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Police Recover Purloined Perfume in North Seattle

Officers recovered thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen perfume during a retail theft operation in North Seattle Thursday evening.

At about 7:40 p.m., police watched two men enter a health and beauty store and head straight for the fragrances. They both filled a bag with merchandise and then quickly left the store without paying. Officers arrested both men when they exited the building, and recovered a combined 60 bottles of perfume, valued at approximately $5,225. One of them men admitted he intended to sell the stolen goods at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street in the downtown core.

The 29- and 27-year-old suspects were both booked into the King County Jail for felony theft.