Police: Man drops liquor bottles out window after breaking into Belltown Rite Aid

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SEATTLE - Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who broke into a Rite Aid in Belltown Wednesday morning.

 

Officers responded to a burglary in the 2600 block of Third Avenue around 5 a.m.

 

Police said a man broke the front window of the store with a rock, went inside and climbed over shelving. He then proceeded to drop large liquor bottles outside the broken window.

 

When officers arrived to the scene, they said they saw the man inside of the store, but when the man saw police, he fled back into the store.

 

Additional officers and a K-9 team responded to the location and searched the store, but the man was no longer inside.

 

Police described the man as black, in his 30s or 40s, 5-feet 10-inches tall, 175 pounds, wearing a dark coat and light colored pants.

 

It also appears that the man had cut himself. Anyone with information about the incident or recognizes the man, is urged to call the Seattle Police Department.