Pair arrested for multiple fire alarm burglaries

Police arrested a pair of burglars Sunday night in Greenwood suspected of committing a string of break-ins using fire alarms.

The officers found two people that matched descriptions of those that detectives suspected were responsible for similar burglaries committed last month.

Using the same tactic, the pair targeted the Ballard, Phinney Ridge and University District neighborhoods, stealing laptops and credit cards.

This past Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of the Northeast Thornton Place to a reported burglary around 9:30 p.m. The victim exited their apartment building after the fire alarm went off only to later receive notifications that their credit cards were being used at a nearby store.

A 38-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were arrested after they were found to have the victim’s car key.

The suspects admitted to a dozen additional burglaries.

The two are still undergoing investigation of burglary, fraud and multiple warrants.

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