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