Bellevue police arrest 4 in purse theft

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:59am
  • News

Bellevue police arrested four suspected purse thieves on Monday.

The theft occurred at 2:50 p.m. at the Bellevue Square Mall. According to police, the suspects fled in a car shortly after the theft.

A Bellevue police officer driving a motorcycle found the getaway car in the Newport Hills neighborhood and chased them for a short while before the suspects ditched the car near 120th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 60th Street. All four ran from the car. Three were initially caught.

Police, using the assistance of a Seattle police K-9 unit and King County’s Guardian One helicopter, found the final suspect in the yard of a residence. The residence was located in the 7100 block of 121st Ave. SE in Newcastle.

As a precaution, Ringdall and Tilicum middle schools were put on lockdown while police conducted the investigation as to the whereabouts of the last suspect. The suspect was initially hiding in the attic of the Newcastle residence and was believed to be armed.

More in News

Man who allegedly threatened Bellevue church group charged for threat to Seattle church

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

Bellevue celebrates BelRed transportation projects

Road improvements to accomodate future growth

Bellevue community invited to Friday morning BelRed transportation celebration

Community members and others are invited to celebrate transportation projects designed to… Continue reading

Council roundup: Bellevue City Council to consider property tax increase

On Monday evening during the extended study session, Bellevue City Council members… Continue reading

Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

Auditor’s office seeking $700,000 from Washington Legislature

Input sought for demonstration bikeway in Downtown Bellevue

The city of Bellevue is exploring ways to make downtown a safe,… Continue reading

Bellevue School District tackles education funding as property tax hike, levies loom

Bellevue property owners, along with all King County property owners, will see… Continue reading

Woman injured Monday from downed tree in Bellevue

The tree crashed into her Honda Pilot on Interstate 90

Most Read