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Olympia police say they’ve nabbed a serial burglar

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on July 25, 2007 at 11:21 am with No Comments »
July 25, 2007 11:21 am

Police in the state’s capital say they’ve finally caught up to the person who plagued Harrison Avenue businesses during a six-week burglary spree.

Lt. Steve Oderman reported Wednesday police arrested a 15-year-old boy in 10 buglaries along the Harrison corridor since June 1.

The M.O. was always the same, Oderman said: Someone would smash out a window during the early-morning hours then make off with merchandise.

Businesses ripped off included Target, Day & Night, the Dollar Store, Game Crazy, Falconne Schwinn, Paradise Video and The Paintball Store.

Oderman told L&S that the boy stole cash, tools, electronics and pornography, among other things.

Investigators got a tip about the boy, who confessed when shown surveillance video from some of the burglaries that appeared to show him committing the break-ins, Oderman said.

Detectives who served a search warrant at the suspect’s home found some items reported stolen, Oderman said.

The teenager was booked into the Thurston County juvenile detention center for investigation of 10 counts of burglary.

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