Edmonds police nabbed four suspects in an attempted residential burglary in the Seaview neighborhood Tuesday night, but are asking for the public’s help in finding the getaway driver who fled on foot and was not found — despite a lengthy search by the police K-9 unit and King County’s Guardian One helicopter.
Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 7900 block of 191st Street Southwest just before 8 p.m., after an alert neighbor observed at least two suspicious subjects entering the victim’s residence, police spokesman Sgt. Don Anderson said. Prior to the officers’ arrival, the suspects fled the area in a silver sedan. When police attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of 182nd Street Southwest and 88th Avenue West, the male driver ran away. Police were able to take the other four male occupants of the vehicle into custody.
The K-9 unit, with assistance from the police helicopter, spend approximately two and a half hours searching for the suspect but were unable to locate him. The suspect vehicle was impounded to the Edmonds Police Department pending a search warrant, Anderson said.
Of those arrested, three are from the Bellevue area and range in age from 16-18, while the fourth is a 19-year-old Lynnwood man. Two of the detained individuals were booked on residential burglary charges; a juvenile was booked into the Denny Youth Center and an adult was booked into the Snohomish County Jail, Anderson said.
The getaway car driver is described as a black male, late teens to early 20s, approximately 5-8 and last seen wearing red shorts, a white tank top and black jacket. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact police Detective Sgt. Bob Barker at 425-775-7727 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips may be left on the Edmonds PD tip line at 425-771-0212