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Police Arrest 11 Shoplifters in Retail Theft Operation Downtown

Officers arrested 11 shoplifting suspects at three different stores during a Retail Theft Operation in downtown Seattle on Thursday afternoon.   

During the operation, detectives and officers worked with store loss prevention teams to identify prolific shoplifters in the store. Officers watched multiple suspects gather items like clothing, makeup, food, and liquor, and then walk out of the store with no attempt to pay. Police then arrested the shoplifters and recovered the stolen merchandise to be returned to the store. 

One of the suspects arrested for shoplifting also had nine outstanding warrants. Officers booked the man into King County Jail for theft and several of his warrants.

Police booked seven additional suspects into King County Jail for theft, and identified and released three others from the West Precinct.

Officers and detectives continue to work with our partners at the Mayor’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and King County Jail to address retail theft concerns Downtown and throughout the city.