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Victim catches 16th Ave iPhone burglars in act, SPD tracks them down

Two alleged burglars believed to be the duo a man caught robbing his 16th Ave home were tracked down at Cal Anderson Park and arrested Thursday afternoon. According to the SPD report on the incident, below, a 17-year-old and a 24-year-old were taken into custody near the park after a 911 caller reported seeing the two suspects running through their backyard. Here’s the SPD report on the arrests:

On 6/2/11, just shortly before 1:00 p.m., the victim was upstairs inside his own home, in the 1700 block of 16 Av. As he came down the stairs he saw that someone had opened his front door. He immediately stepped out and saw the suspects holding his I-Phone which he had left inside the residence on a counter. He confronted the suspects and they returned his phone, as he was doing this,  his wallet (which was on the counter also) dropped to the ground. The suspects ran off and the victim called 911.

Officers quickly responded to the area as another caller reported seeing two subjects run through their backyard. Officers spotted subjects matching the suspect’s description near Cal Anderson Pk.  The subjects were detained and the victim positively identifed them. 

One of the suspects also had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Uniform Firearms Act. The 17-year-old was booked into Youth Service Center for Investigation of Burglary and the warrant.

The second suspect, a 23-year-old man was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.    

Burglary Detectives were notified and they responded to interview the suspects.


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5 thoughts on “Victim catches 16th Ave iPhone burglars in act, SPD tracks them down” -- All CHS Comments are held for moderation before publishing

  1. I’m continually astounded that people leave their front door unlocked. Same goes for cars left unlocked, or with keys & valuables in…

  2. where in the article does it say the front door was left unlocked? People slimy enough to go into somebody’s house in broad daylight have no problem breaking in. Most Home Depot quality locks can be “bumped” so unless you spent a lot of money on a good quality bump resistant lock, somebody with a blank or master key could easily walk right in.