A man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly stole property from a garage in Seattle's Highland Park neighborhood and then tried to sell the items at a nearby pawn shop 10 minutes later, Seattle police said.
A man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly stole property from a garage in Seattle’s Highland Park neighborhood and then tried to sell the items at a nearby pawn shop 10 minutes later, Seattle police said.
A resident called 911 around 7 p.m. when he saw a man enter his garage in the 9400 block of Seventh Avenue Southwest and steal an air compressor, according to the Seattle Police Department. The man then took the compressor to a car where a female passenger was waiting.
A plain-clothes officer heard the call and drove to a nearby pawnshop, where the car was parked. The officer ran the license plate of the car and learned it had recently been stolen in King County, according to the police department. Meanwhile, the burglary victim’s sister went to the same pawnshop, saw the man and the air compressor, and took a picture of him. The man then left the store.
Officers saw the man leave the pawnshop and tried to stop him, but he began driving recklessly. The vehicle pursuit was stopped about the time they exited city limits, but officers found the stolen car, which was empty, a few blocks away, and witnesses pointed out the two suspects, who were still on the same block.
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The man, 27, was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of attempt to elude, auto theft, trafficking in stolen property, drug possession and burglary. The female passenger was interviewed and released.