Burglary suspect arrested, thousands in camera equipment returned to Seattle store

A 22-year-old burglar suspect was arrested after a witness told a Seattle police officer that the man had tried to sell him cameras that he claimed to have stolen from a camera shop near Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood early Thursday.

The witness contacted the cop in the 2300 block of 8th Ave. around 3:45 a.m. He provided a description of the suspect. About 45 minutes later, another officer spotted the suspect at 6th Ave. and Pine St. A check revealed that he had several outstanding warrants. After his arrest, a large amount of amount of valuable camera equipment were found in duffel bags in his possession. The value was estimated between $17,000 and $19,000.

The equipment had receipts and tags for a store in the 500 block of Dexter Ave. N. Investigating officers discovered a broken glass door at the scene. The suspect later admitted to breaking into the store and stealing the equipment. The property was returned to the shop owner.

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail on burglary charges and outstanding warrants.