Police arrest 10 in series of theft operations in North Seattle

Street sign at Aurora Avenue North & North 92nd Street -- around 20 blocks south of the Home Depot --  via Wikimedia Commons. 

SEATTLE — Ten suspects were arrested in a recent series of operations along Aurora Avenue, the Seattle Police Department announced Friday.

Police said they learned that shoplifters were committing misdemeanor and felony-level thefts at Home Depot and Lowes “on a nearly daily basis.”

"Plain clothes officers, working with store security, on Thursday arrested 10 different suspects, including one man who attempted to flee and was later arrested for theft, eluding, obstruction, and DUI," Seattle police said in a blotter post.

Police booked the 38-year-old man who attempted to flee into King County Jail and returned to the stores to continue the operation.

"Police arrested nine more people on charges ranging from theft to outstanding warrants for drug charges," Seattle police said.

Detectives are expected to work with the Prosecutor’s Office as the cases move forward.

Seattle police said addressing crime along the Aurora corridor continues to be a major point of emphasis for officers in the North Precinct.

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