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Suspected Burglar Arrested Wearing a Coat He Allegedly Stole

Suspect is a 50-year-old Lake Stevens man.

Edmonds police have arrested a Lake Stevens man suspected of burglarizing a home.

Shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday, police responding to a report of a residential burglary in the 7500 block of 212th St. SW. discovered the home’s back door pried open.

Edmonds Police Sgt. Mike Blackburn said the suspected burglar, who had fled, stole a computer, prescription medication and a 12-gauge shotgun, among other items.

Officers searching the area put together a description of the subject after interviewing neighbors and business owners. They also located some of the stolen property hidden by the burglar, including the shotgun.         

Believing that the burglar might return to retrieve the hidden property, officers remained in the area to keep watch. A little more than an hour later, officers saw someone searching through the bushes where the shotgun had been hidden.

A 50-year old man was taken into custody. The suspect had other items belonging to the home, including the victim's coat. Blackburn said the suspect confessed to the crime during an interview.

He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on criminal charges of residential burglary and possession of narcotics.

Susan March 25, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Good police work. It's good to know we can catch the bad guys some of the time!

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