East Precinct officers patrolling the area around north Broadway Friday morning busted two men breaking into an apartment building they believe could be involved in more burglaries in the area.
According to the SPD brief on the arrests, police saw the two men approaching an apartment building near Broadway and E Aloha just before 6 AM Friday:
The officers watched the two men for a few minutes until they saw them approach a building near the intersection of Broadway East and East Aloha Street. The police officers exited their patrol car and quietly approached where they had last seen the two men. As they did so, the officers witnessed the two men prying open a door before disappearing inside. As the officers were calling for additional units to surround the building, the suspects exited, carrying a stolen bicycle.
Police placed the men under arrest and were able to track down the owner of the bike. Police also found the men were carrying stolen mail and one had “an illegal foot-long fixed blade knife” strapped to his hip.
The men, aged 18 and 23 were booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary and “other various charges.”