Crime Watch: Another package-theft bust, this time in Shorewood
Less than a week after Seattle Police stopped West Seattle package-theft suspects in White Center, the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting arrests for the same type of crime. Deputy B.J. Myers reports two people were arrested in Shorewood, in the 10700 block of 26th SW, around 9 o’clock this morning. They were seen “looking in mailboxes along 26th SW,” according to Deputy Myers, who describes them as a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman. He adds:
Just before deputies arrived, the witness watched the suspects take packages from a porch and begin walking away. When the marked KCSO vehicle came around the corner, the suspects threw the packages over a wooden fence hoping they would avoid arrest. The suspects were arrested and the stolen property was returned to the owner. The US Postal Service also sent out an investigator to coordinate with KCSO. It is unknown at this time if these two suspects are involved in any other mail or package thefts.
As we reported Monday on partner site West Seattle Blog, three of the four men SPD arrested last Friday at 16th/Roxbury were released from jail the next day, while Seattle city prosecutors continue investigating that case.
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