A burglary suspect who walked into an unlocked Edmonds condominium in the 22700 block of Highway 99 and demanded money from the older woman inside got more than he bargained for Friday night, according to Edmonds police. For starters, the victim yelled at the suspect and told him she didn’t have any money. When the woman began walking toward him, the suspect fled the residence, and the victim called police.
According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Don Anderson, officers were quickly dispatched to the area at 6:31 p.m., where they established a perimeter around the neighborhood and requested a K9 unit from the Lynnwood Police Department to assist. While the K9 team was tracking, police received an additional report from a nearby neighbor that someone had attempted to steal a running vehicle as it sat unoccupied outside the residence. As they approached the suspect, he fled on foot from the scene, and police were able to determine that the person attempting to steal the vehicle was the same man that broke into the residence.
The fleeing subject was apprehended by patrol officers a short distance away and was positively identified by both the burglary victim and the owner of the vehicle that he attempted to steal, Anderson said. The suspect, a 27-year-old transient male, was been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on the charges of residential burglary and attempted vehicle theft. The suspect wasn’t armed and no one was injured.