Last Friday, with the help of a smart nanny and her employer, Puyallup police arrested two men burglarizing a home.
Police today sent out a news release about the incident:
On Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 1:55 p.m. two men were arrested in the act of burglarizing an occupied home in the Highlands development of Puyallup, off of Shaw Rd.
The incident occurred at 12:55 p.m. The family’s nanny was home
with a 3 year-old child. The nanny saw a vehicle arrive and then heard someone inside the house. She locked herself and the child in an upstairs bathroom and called the homeowner at work. The homeowner in turn called 911.
Two Puyallup officers arrived and met the homeowner, who had just arrived also. The officers observed the garage door open and a van accelerate out of the garage at a high speed. Officers had to move out of the path of the van that was recklessly backing out. Officers were able to detain the two suspects in the van at gun point. The burglars were taken into custody at that time.
The van was filled with stolen items from the house, to include large flat screen TV’s, computers, etc. The van itself was determined to be stolen from Seattle.
Officers located a handgun and two-way radios in the van. The nanny and the child remained in the locked bathroom during the burglary and were not harmed.
Detectives completed a search warrant at the main suspect’s home and recovered evidence of other burglaries. Detectives believe the suspects and the same van have been involved in multiple daytime residential burglaries in Puyallup and throughout Pierce and King Counties.
The suspects are a 28 year-old Kent man and a 26 year-old SeaTac man. They
were booked into the Pierce County Jail on multiple charges.