Suspect Arrested In Area “Smash-And-Grab” Business Burglaries

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UPDATE 2pm 8/11/10: The King County Sheriff’s Department sent out the following announcement around 2pm Wednesday, Aug. 11th:

Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a subject today that may be involved in more than thirty burglaries.

A team of detectives conducting surveillance in Burien responded to an audible burglar alarm at a motorcycle repair shop located at South 159 and 1st South. The detectives located a suspect in his vehicle and took him into custody.

The suspect, a white male adult, was booked into the King County Jail. He is being jointly investigated by the Sheriff’s Office and the Seattle Police for numerous burglaries in SW Seattle.

PREVIOUSLY: The Seattle Police Department reported early Wednesday morning (Aug. 11) that they’ve arrested a 50-year old male suspect in the recent “smash-and-grab” crime sprees that hit small businesses in an area from Burien north into West Seattle.

The suspect is alleged to have been responsible for at least 40 similar burglaries since July 1st (we’ve been following these cases closely – read our previous coverage here).

Here’s the report from SPD:

On August 11th, at approximately 2:30 AM, Seattle Police and King County Sheriff detectives working in conjunction on a series of commercial “smash and grab” burglaries, arrested a 50-year old male for a burglary in the Burien area.

This suspect is believed to be responsible for at least 40 similar type burglaries in the West Seattle and Burien area since July 1st.

Detectives from the two agencies will continue to follow up on these burglaries as they put together their cases for prosecution.

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

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6 Responses to “Suspect Arrested In Area “Smash-And-Grab” Business Burglaries”
  1. Rainycity says:

    Nothing more than a 50 year old p.o.s. as far as I`m concerned..

  2. showmesomeskin says:

    Great Job Burien PD! Maybe our local business owners can sleep a little better now.

    Shop Olde Burien and watch us grow ~ thanks to our local community we are still thriving!

  3. Greg Duff says:

    Congratulations to the KCSO and SPD for a job well done. I know I sleep better at night knowing that The King County Sheriffs have my back. Let’s all remember this next time the budget cuts want to take our deputies off the streets.

  4. nartweag says:

    Hopefully they will look into if he was responsible for the rash or residential burglaries as well. I would love it if they caught the guy(s) that broke into my house almost a year ago. Either way I feel better for my local businesses.

  5. Bill says:

    Great job Burien PD and King County Sheriffs!

  6. Keith says:

    The age is about right for the guy I caught casing my neighborhood about a week before my break in last year. I would love to see a pic of the guy to see if he is the one.

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