Burglars caught in the act stealing firearms from North Highline home

Three burglary suspects are in custody on July 24 after allegedly stealing several firearms and other items from a home on the 10700 block of 4th Ave. S., according to King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Cindi West.

West said KCSO received a call of suspicious activity in the early afternoon after a neighbor saw an unknown vehicle backed in near the home and people walking in and out of the house with loot.

“A detective in an unmarked car arrived and watched the situation unfold,” West said. “He saw a few young men leaving the house carrying guns and what looked like a pillow case full of items.”

The detective started following the suspects as they left the scene and when a marked deputy vehicle arrived as backup four of the five occupants fled the still-moving vehicle. The driver was arrested on the 11600 block of 4th Ave. S. and the victim’s belongings were found inside the car.

Two of the suspects who fled were apprehended in North Burien later in the afternoon and two are still outstanding, according to West.

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