• Burglars arrested at Seattle Mexican restaurant


    SEATTLE - Two men were arrested early Monday following a burglary at a Mexican restaurant in Seattle.

     Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the restaurant in the 1800 block of Eastlake Avenue East at 12:35 a.m.

     Investigators said the restaurant had been burglarized several times in the last week. In each incident, the intruders entered the building through a broken window and stole alcohol. 

     In those incidents, no suspects were found, but on Monday, the alarm company reported hearing voices inside the restaurant.

     Responding officers surrounded building and a K-9 team also responded. 

     A broken window was found at the restaurant.

     The K-9 team and other officers went inside and a suspect was found and arrested. 

     Officers searched the building but no one else was found.

      An employee came and secured the building.

     At about 2:45 a.m., the alarm company again reported another burglar alarm at the restaurant and reported hearing another voice from inside. 

     Officers returned to the restaurant, set up a perimeter and waited for a K-9 team.

     During a search of the building, a second suspect was found hidden deep within a crawl space and was trying to leave when he tripped the alarm.  He was also arrested.

     Both suspects, ages 29 and 35, were booked into the King County Jail on burglary charges. 

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