April 24, 2000
April 19: Two females, 15 and 34, former employees of a restaurant in the 14400 block of Woodinville-Redmond Rd., entered the restaurant just after 1 p.m. The younger woman walked into the back of the restaurant where the employees' area and restrooms are located. One current female employee followed her, unobserved, and saw the girl grab the employee's purse and take it into the restroom. She opened the door and saw the girl's hands in her purse. The suspect said nothing when the victim confronted her and fled the restaurant with her friend. The victim told police only two dollars were missing from her purse, and that she would assist prosecution. Officers arrested the girl for third-degree theft, and referred the case to King County Juvenile Court investigators for prosecution.