Rose Hill homeowner chases burglars out of Kirkland home

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Kirkland Police Department
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The Kirkland Police Department is currently investigating a home burglary in the Rose Hill neighborhood near City Church.

Neighbors and others in the community came together to call police after watching the homeowner chase two burglars out of his home Wednesday at around noon.

Police caught up with one suspect and took him into custody. According to Lt. Mike Murray, he has a history of burglary.

The other suspect has not been arrested but Murray said police know who he is and are looking for him.

“They did not think a person was home,” Murray said.

Murray imagines the one on the loose may be trying to call someone to get away.

Police seized jewelry, electronics, cell phones and possible weapons the suspects dropped as evidence after they took flight.

Murray said that while the burglary was near Mark Twain Elementary, there was no lockdown because it was an early release day.

The suspect in custody was not armed and it is believed the other isn’t as well.


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