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Five Arrested in Retail Theft Operation near Mount Baker Neighborhood

The Seattle Police Department’s Community Response Group officers conducted a Retail Theft Operation in the 2700 block of Rainier Avenue South Friday morning near the Mount Baker neighborhood, resulting in five arrests.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. Friday, officers began identifying shoplifters while working with loss prevention personnel within the business. During the operation, the items observed stolen were recovered and returned to the business by officers. 

Police not only identified suspects of shoplifting, but also people suspected of other crimes during the operation, some of whom had outstanding warrants. One shoplifting suspect attempted to use a stolen credit card to purchase merchandise valued at about $900.00. Officers recovered the stolen credit card, identified the suspect, and continue to investigate this incident.

CRG officers contacted nine subjects in total. Four suspects were identified and released, four suspects were booked into the King County Jail, and one suspect was booked into SCORE.

The suspects were booked on suspicion of theft, trafficking stolen property, possession of stolen property, burglary, eluding, and outstanding warrants.