If you saw a lot of police activity in downtown Burien Thursday afternoon (Aug. 6, 2015), the Burien Police Department is reporting that two suspects were apprehended in separate foot chases downtown, after running from a stolen car.

“One of our officers ran a plate on a Honda which returned as stolen,” Capt. Bryan Howard told The B-Town Blog. “He stopped the car at SW 152nd Street and Ambaum and ordered them to put their hands up. They took off in separate directions. The officer chased the driver down, catching him at the library. The passenger was seen by neighbors jumping fences into back yards and was caught by officers at SW 151st Street and 9th Ave SW.”

Both suspects will be booked for possessing stolen property.

“This was our new shift schedule with both day and swing shifts overlapping which allowed us to establish a very good perimeter in order to catch these guys,” Howard added.

If we get more info on this incident, we’ll update this post…

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