Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

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The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Feb. 21) that it has arrested one person and plans to arrest another after they tried to sell stolen goods on Craigslist.

“$22,000 worth of stolen property was recovered and 17 guns, ammo, outlaw motorcycle gang paraphernalia and robbery kits were seized,” Sgt. Cindi West said. “The robbery kits consisted of a mask, gloves and large zip-ties fashioned into hand-cuffs.”

Here’s more from the announcement:

The case began Feb. 13 when the owner of a local company in the unincorporated area of south Seattle called the Sheriff’s Office to report the loss of about $10,000 worth of Bluetooth keyboards from a warehouse. There were no signs of forced entry and he believed the theft was an inside job.

On Feb. 18, the owner called back to say he did a full inventory and discovered $12,000 worth of tripods were also missing. The owner located items being sold on Craigslist that he believed were the stolen items. A detective set up a buy and at the same time another employee said he thought he recognized where the photos in the Craigslist ad had been taken. The home belonged to a current and a recently fired employee of the company. A search warrant was obtained and the items were recovered from the house which was only a few blocks away from the company.

One subject was booked into jail and the other had been questioned and released prior to the search warrant being served. Charges are pending for both subjects.

This case is still under investigation.

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