Four suspects were arrested for allegedly burglarizing two stores in Thurston County on Monday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a release.
Early Monday morning, deputies responded to an alarm on South Bay Road. When deputies arrived at South Bay Grocery and Deli, the front door was shattered, the release says.
Four suspects in masks were seen breaking through the front door on video surveillance, but none were found after a search.
Later, deputies responded to a second alarm on Boston Harbor Road, and found a window broken at Gull Harbor Mercantile. The reporting party, a neighbor of the store, said they saw four individuals leaving the store in a Toyota 4Runner.
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A deputy spotted the vehicle driving south on the road and pulled it over. The deputy observed Halloween-type masks, and multiple brands of cigars and cigarettes scattered in the vehicle, the release says.
Three adult men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree burglary and booked into Thurston County Jail.