Kirkland homeowner follows burglary suspects from his home, helps police locate them

A homeowner who followed two men after they allegedly burglarized his home helped Kirkland police locate the suspects on Wednesday morning.

A homeowner who followed two men after they allegedly burglarized his home helped Kirkland police locate the suspects on Wednesday morning.

The resident of the Houghton neighborhood called 911 at 10:09 a.m. to report that he had returned home and interrupted a burglary. The suspects left the home and the homeowner was able to follow them, without the suspects being aware, as he reported their location to dispatchers.

Officers arrived in the area within three minutes and quickly apprehended the two males without incident.

The homeowner identified the males as the suspects who had entered his home without his permission.

A Bellevue Police Department K-9 unit assisted with a “backtrack” for evidence and located items from the victims residence as well as items believed to have been used by the suspects to force entry into the home.

Both suspects were booked into the Kirkland Jail on residential burglary charges and this case has been forwarded to the Kirkland Police Department Detective Unit for additional investigation and follow-up.


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