Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday
The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week:
Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from his neighbor’s house. Knowing his neighbor was not at home, he went into the backyard and found the rear slider door ajar. He saw a man inside rummaging through items and yelled at him. The suspect ran from the home and fled in a vehicle, but only after two other neighbors got a good look at him. They even took video from their cell phone! Officers and detectives responded and recognized the suspect and vehicle description. After finding and detaining the suspect nearby, all three witnesses positively identified him as the burglar. He is now enjoying powdered egg mix and institutional oatmeal at our local bed and breakfast for law breakers!
Do you know your neighbors as well as this hero resident? Wouldn’t you love to have him for a neighbor? If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to call 911. Great job by our witnesses, officers, and detectives!