Redmond detectives are seeking surveillance footage or anyone with information about a house burglary in the 18800 block of NE 68th Street of the Woodbridge neighborhood between 7 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
During the burglary, the homeowner returned home around 7:40 p.m. to discover a broken sliding glass door and observe two suspects fleeing from the house. The homeowners captured security footage showing two suspects running out the front door, wearing dark clothing and hoodies, and carrying a large bag. The footage does not distinctly reveal the identity of the suspects.
Redmond police have responded to four similar home burglaries in Woodbridge and surrounding neighborhoods and seek the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
Research indicates that if it takes more than a few minutes to break into a home, most burglars will go elsewhere. Redmond Police encourage homeowners to install deadbolt locks, window grates, and audible alarms.
Here are some other home safety and crime prevention tips:
- Lock the doors and windows and turn on audible alarm systems.
- Secure valuables, like jewelry and cash, in an offsite safety deposit box or a heavy-duty safe that can be bolted down.
- Take pictures of jewelry to assist in recovery if found.
- Lock gates, garages, and sheds after each use.
- Keep all doors and windows locked whenever leaving the house.
- Keep lights on; appear to be home.
- Mount cameras inside and around the outside of the home are high enough to be out of reach.
- Look out for neighbors and call 911 if you see any suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhood.
This investigation is ongoing. If you have information about this incident or similar incidents, please call Redmond Police at 425-556-2500.
Redmond Police Case #23-029183
Jill Green, Public Information Officer