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Bellevue police arrest more burglars
The Bellevue Police Department has arrested two more burglary suspects who appear to be responsible for several burglaries in Bellevue and possibly the surrounding area.
One of the burglars arrested was seen on a webcam video sent out by the media last week that showed a suspect walking around inside a home. The homeowner was alerted by her smartphone app. She phoned her neighbor who called 9-1-1. Bellevue Police arrived but were unable to locate the suspect. However, the homeowner’s dropped stolen items were recovered.
A citizen who recognized the suspect in the webcam video phoned the police. The suspect eventually turned himself in. Detectives arrested the suspect on Monday, July 22. The 33-year-old Bellevue transient has been cooperative with the investigation and admitted to multiple prowls and burglaries in the Surrey Downs area of Bellevue. He is assisting detectives by providing information on previous crimes committed. He admitted to at least five burglaries of unlocked garages and admitted to 25-30 prowls of unlocked cars in the last year.
On Tuesday night, July 23, Bellevue Police working with county sheriff's detectives, arrested another suspect responsible for several burglaries in the Enatai area of Bellevue. The investigation led detectives to the 27-year-old Tacoma transient who was located and arrested at a hotel in Tacoma. He has been cooperative and admitted to burglarizing homes in Bellevue over the past six months.
The investigation of at least five burglaries is ongoing and detectives may develop more information on several other crimes. Very little property has been recovered because the suspects immediately sold or traded it following the burglary. The suspect is in the King County Jail where he was booked for residential burglary.
In an unrelated case, a third suspect was identified and was the 434th capture from viewer tips on Washington’s Most Wanted. Police ultimately located and arrested him in Woodinville for the Bellevue burglary. He was booked in the King County Jail.
The Bellevue Police Department expressed thanks to its media partners, Washington’s Most Wanted, Crime Stoppers and the public for their assistance in the cases. The videos shown to the public were extremely helpful in identifying and ultimately, the arrests of the suspects in these cases, police officials said.