Alert neighbor helps police catch fleeing burglars

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Edmonds police captured two burglary suspects Wednesday less than a mile from the crime, thanks to a neighbor who observed suspicious activity.

Here’s the news release from Edmonds PD:

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 11:05 a.m., an alert Edmonds neighbor telephoned 911 after observing suspicious activity at a home in the 23900 block of 104th Avenue West.

The witness reported that two unknown subjects approached the front door of the nearby home where the residents were known to be away. Both were wearing dark color jackets with scarves or hoods covering their heads.

Loud banging was then heard emanating from the front door and moments later both subjects departed the residence carrying items to the trunk of a red Ford Tempo. The witness was able to provide a partial license plate number before the car sped away.

Edmonds Police immediately responded to the call. Officers arriving on scene found the front door of the home kicked in, which resulted in considerable damage to the door and surrounding door frame.

Less than a mile away from the just-burgled home, an Edmonds Police officer spotted and stopped the fleeing suspect vehicle. The two suspects inside were taken into custody without incident.

The 22-year old South Seattle man and the 21-year old Renton woman were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary.

During their arrest, both suspects were found to be in possession of property stolen from the Edmonds home. The suspect vehicle was impounded to police storage where a warrant is being sought for its search.

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