Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday 3If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in/near Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood Thursday (March 23), here’s what we know – the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that officers chased a vehicle wanted in connection with a robbery, and pursued and caught five suspects in the area.

It all started when a deputy spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred last week in SeaTac. The officer gave chase to the 12800 block of Shorewood Drive, where the suspects ran.

“One of our alert officers saw a car driving down the roadway which matched the descriptions of a serial robbery crew,” Capt Bryan Howard said. “This crew had been robbing victims throughout King County and using a gun to commit their crimes. All police agencies were on the lookout and today, our officer saw them. As soon as the driver saw our officer pull behind, he rapidly accelerated and began passing traffic on the shoulder of the road. ”

Howard added:

“Pursuits are dangerous and we always weigh the risk of pursuing to the risk of letting the suspects get away. In this case, we continued the pursuit until they pulled over in the Shorewood area and ran from their car. We set a perimeter up and called for a K9 team. Our helicopter also responded. The good news is all 5 suspects were located! We are sorry if our presence alarmed many of the residents, and appreciate your patience as we searched from yard to yard.

Today, some very dangerous people are in jail and that’s the way it should be!”