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Two suspects in custody for espresso stand burglaries in Tumwater

These two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing espresso stands in Tumwater.
These two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing espresso stands in Tumwater. Tumwater Police Department

Two men who were captured on video surveillance cameras breaking into an espresso stand in Tumwater have been arrested.

The two Tacoma men, ages 28 and 29, were arrested Monday morning.

At 4:30 a.m. Monday, an Olympia Police Sergeant observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Perfect Cup Espresso in the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue. The officer spotted cutting tools and a pair of bolt cutters inside the vehicle. Officers located two subjects on foot nearby who were associated with the vehicle. One of the men had a realistic CO2 pistol tucked into his waistband.

Additional officers checked other espresso businesses nearby and found that they had been burglarized.

Both of the subjects contacted are believed to be those on the footage released by Tumwater Police.

The 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of two counts of second-degree burglary, one count of second-degree theft and one count of second-degree malicious mischief. The 28-year-old man was booked on suspicion of one count of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree malicious mischief.

Both are thought to have burglarized Capital Perks Espresso, at 3302 Capitol Blvd. SE, and S&J’s Cafe Express, at 5121 Capitol Blvd. SE, on Friday morning.

The Brim at Black Lake, at 2722 Black Lake Blvd. SW, was burglarized on Saturday. Tumwater police Sgt. Jen Kolb said they are investigating whether the two men were involved in The Brim break-in as well.

Anyone with additional information on these crimes should contact the Olympia Police Department Detective Division at 360-753-8300.

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