Bellevue police credits community in the arrest of 38 burglars in 6 months


BELLEVUE, Wash. - Bellevue police announced that they have arrested at least 38 burglars in the last six months, and they credit the help of the community for nabbing them.

According to police, out of the 38 arrested, 24 of them were interrupted by a witness or the victims themselves.

Last year during the same time, 36 burglars were captured.

"Our alert community members calling when they see someone/something suspicious, providing good descriptions and the quick response from our police officers have led to the apprehension of several burglary suspects. This is what community policing is all about. I am proud of our community's commitment to watch out for each other and of our officer's commitment to provide exceptional law enforcement," said Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo.

Bellevue police said most of the burglars were  caught running out of homes with stolen items and officers in the area captured them quickly.