|September 05, 2012
—On April 9th, the Redmond Police Department warned about a series of vehicle prowls and burglaries in the area. On Wednesday, August 1st, they found those suspects believed to be responsible for over 60 crimes and a lot of stolen property.
The MO in April consisted of vehicles being broken into while parked in public places such as movie theaters or shopping centers. After stealing the vehicle registration and other valuables, the suspects proceeded to the victim’s residence knowing they weren’t home.
Fast forward to August 1st when Redmond PD apprehended two individuals dubbed the “Movie Bandits:”
1. 31 year old, white male from Bothell
2. 36 years old, white female from Bothell
The ultimate capture came in Bothell when Redmond Police went to arrest the female suspect for rendering criminal assistance and were met by a fleeing male who was then captured by Redmond Police Service Dog Vader. It is believed these two account for at least 27 residential burglaries, 4 commercial burglaries, 17 vehicle prowls, 4 attempted burglaries, 8 stolen vehicles, and 1 fraud. And those numbers continue to grow.
Since March, several agencies have assisted in investigating these individuals, including: Bellevue, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Marysville, Medina, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Shoreline, and Wenatchee Police, and Snohomish and King County Sheriffs.
RPD has been processing evidence and contacting known victims to receive their property. If you believe your property may have been stolen, please visit: www.redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/property
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