Police arrest man possibly connected to Federal Way burglary spree

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Police arrested a man Thursday night and they are investigating to see if he is connected to a series of burglaries in Federal Way.

 

According to police, a man driving a U-Haul truck backed the vehicle into driveway of a Twin Lakes neighborhood home.

 

When a neighbor saw the man going into the garage, she called 911.

 

“Immediately it was suspicious,” said Cathy Shrock of the Federal Way Police Department.

 

Police said the man was wanted on probation for identity theft. Stolen credit cards and jewelry were found on him, and detectives are investigating if he is connected to another burglary in the neighborhood.

 

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter David Ham spoke with residents in the neighborhood whose items were stolen.

 

 “It’s a shame. I work too hard for what I got for people to be taking it,” said resident Nathan Barton.

 

Barton said the tailgate of his pickup truck was stolen. His other neighbors had jewelry stolen from their home.

 

“You live in a nice quiet neighborhood like this, and stuff like that happens. It’s definitely wrong,” Barton said.

 

According to police, burglaries have increased in Marine Hills, and there have been eight in January. A thief was caught on camera walking up to a home and taking packages from the porch.

 

"The frustration is there's just a lot of players out there, and there's a lot of vacant homes," Shrock said.

 

Police are still waiting on a search warrant for the U-Haul truck to see if the man is connected to any other burglaries in the area.