|Police Beat - June 24, 2013|
|Written by by Maggie Inahara|
A female suspect stole several cartons of cigarettes from a store in the 13900 block of NE 175th Street while her partner in crime distracted the store employee. The employee believes the suspect to be a regular customer. Surveillance video captured the nicotine nabbers in the act.
Officers responded to a report of eight vehicles in a cul-de-sac in the 12400 block of NE 155th Place that had been prowled by unknown suspect(s). The vehicles were all parked in their respective driveways and officers could find no signs of forced entry or damage on any of the vehicles. The prowler(s) apparently found everything they were looking for except Jimmy Hoffa, taking wallets, jackets, purses, a watch and a pipe wrench. Hoffa’s whereabouts are still unknown.
Diaper Bag Desperado
Diaper bags don’t usually contain desirable goodies, but this particular bag captured the fancy of a car prowler in the 12400 block of NE 160th Street. Acting on that hunch, the front passenger side window of the vehicle was smashed and the bag burglar struck gold with the victim’s wallet and contents from the passenger seat. Adding insult to injury, the victim’s cards were used at several locations.
Two suspects stole two packages of check-making software in the 14000 block of NE Woodinville Duvall Road and left the store without writing any checks or providing other forms of payment. Officers were given descriptions of the culprits and the license number of their Toyota RAV 4 SUV getaway car.