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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Burglary suspect arrested

At 1:20 p.m., the suspect in a bank burglary this morning was taken into custody without incident. 

Detectives were able compile enough information to identify the suspect through a photo montage.  A bulletin was released with the suspect's name and picture to all patrol officers immediately.

Within 15 minutes of the release of the bulletin, a Bellevue Police Officer was driving in the 2800 block of Bellevue Way N.E. when he spotted a male subject matching the description.  The officer contacted the subject, identified him as the wanted burglary suspect and took him into custody.  The suspect will be booked into King County Jail on Burglary 1st degree, with more charges to follow. 

This morning at approximately 6:30 a.m. 9-1-1 received a call of a burglary that just occurred in a business park located in the 3000 block of 112th Avenue N.E.  A suspect broke a large glass window to enter the administration offices of Banner Bank.  A male employee inside the business confronted the suspect.  The suspect threatened the employee with scissors and ran from the building.

Bellevue Police quickly set up a perimeter and Redmond Police K9 was called to assist in tracking the suspect.  During the track, officers located evidence the suspect dropped as he ran from the scene.  The suspect was not located and CSI officers are currently processing the scene.  It appears that a few other businesses may have been burglarized and one vehicle prowled at the Corporate Campus East complex.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5’7”, with a scruffy beard, wearing plaid tan jacket, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.  He was seen carrying a back pack.

Roads were closed for approximately 90 minutes during the K9 track.  All roads are open at this time.
 

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov


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