Seabeck home burglars caught in the act
June 10, 2011 · Updated 1:32 PM
Two 26-year-olds were arrested for residential burglary May 31 after entering a Seabeck home and stealing jewelry.
When the 56-year-old homeowner returned to her house on the 7800 block of Seabeck Highway at 1:03 p.m., she saw a Ford SUV Explorer exiting her driveway as if the driver had used it to turn around. The 26-year-old smiled and waved at the woman and then she noticed her front door was wide open. The second 26-year-old ran out of the house through the front door and fled north on foot.
Knowing that she wasn’t going to be away from her home too long, the woman had not set the alarm but hit the panic alarm once she entered her house. A few items in the home such as a TV and stereo had been moved but the only items that were found missing were jewelry and a toiletry bag that she assumed they used to carry the jewelry.
Deputies located the suspect who fled on foot by a nearby gas station. The woman identified the man as being the one who ran from her house. He confessed to breaking the front door lock and stealing the jewelry. He showed the deputy where he had stashed the stolen property in a nearby wooded area. When asked about his accomplice that drove away in the SUV, the 26-year-old would not provide a name but allowed the deputy to look through his phone.
Through text messages with the other 26-year-old about being left behind, the deputy was able to identify the second suspect. The second suspect was arrested at his home in East Bremerton although denied having anything to do with the burglary.
Both 26-year-olds were arrested for residential burglary and booked into Kitsap County jail.