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Bait car leads to arrest of 5 suspected thieves
[Bellevue, WA]


April 09, 2001
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Bait car leads to arrest of 5 suspected thieves
[Bellevue, WA]

April 10, 2001
(BELLEVUE, Wash.) – Police in a Seattle suburb say that a car left parked under a street light with a pocketbook on the seat has led to the recovery of $25,000 in stolen stereos, cell phones and other items.

The car was part of a sting run by the Bellevue Police Department during the weekend. Investigators say that five people were arrested and admitted engaging in car break-ins in movie theater parking lots. The stolen merchandise was found in a search of one suspect’s apartment.

Law enforcement agencies report that car break-ins are the most common crime in the area. The arrest rate is low, and many victims do not even bother to report the loss.

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[Bellevue, WA]





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