Alert West Seattle neighbor aids in attempted burglary arrest

According to Seattle Police, an alleged burglar is behind bars on Jan. 22 thanks to the awareness of a would-be victim's neighbor in West Seattle.

Here are the details from Det. Renee Witt with SPD:

An alert neighbor called 9-1-1 after she saw an unknown male “lurking” in the area and disappear into her friend’s yard. This morning just shortly after 9:00 a.m., a woman saw an unknown male roaming around in her neighbor’s yard in the 3700 block of SW Donovan St, she then heard the sound of glass breaking. The woman immediately called 911 and gave an excellent description and direction of travel as the suspect was leaving her neighbor’s yard.

Officers were close by and quickly responded. They located the suspect in the immediate vicinity. The suspect was identified and detained for an outstanding warrant. He was subsequently identified by the caller as the subject in her friend’s yard. Officers determined that the suspect attempted to gain entry by breaking the window on the north side door. The victim was contacted and responded home. The 30-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

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