Detectives working on a regional investigation team have arrested two Puyallup men suspected of burglarizing an estimated 100 residences from King County to Thurston County, including several on Mercer Island. The two suspects, ages 20 and 24, were arrested on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 5:10 p.m.
The men were arrested within two hours of committing a burglary on Mercer Island. They entered a home in the 7600 block of 85th Place S.E., in a South end neighborhood east of Islander Middle School, by smashing a second-story sliding door with a brick — a common method of entry. They stole jewelry and silver items.
These suspects are part of a group that the team has been investigating for several weeks, in the process of tying them to 100 or more burglaries in the area. The total value of stolen property in these burglaries is not yet known. Investigators will continue to work over the next few weeks to identify additional victims.