Police | Rooftop Burglars Arrested in North Bend after Busting Through Strip Mall Wall

Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley said it was a busy weekend for his department, with officers responding to an armed gas station robbery, continuing work on a $3500 Coach Store purse theft and then on early Sunday morning, an attempted burglary at Frankie’s Pizza.

According to a press release, Snoqualmie Police Officers responded to the 200 block of South Main Street on March 8, 2015, shortly after 4:30AM, when a citizen reported seeing a male on the rooftop of the business and heard what sounded like thumping coming from inside.

Officers apprehended three adult suspects inside the business with a large amount of cash. The individuals had entered from a vacant retail space, then broke through the drywall and into the business – where they were met by police taken into custody.

The investigation revealed that the suspects also tried to enter two more stores in the 400 block of SW Mount Si Blvd (near Safeway), just a few blocks away, but a delivery driver scared them off.

A similar burglary occurred in Snoqualmie in early February, when suspect(s) broke into Lula Ruby Salon and then broke through the drywall and into neighboring Edward Jones and then a childcare center.

Snoqualmie Police say the suspects, who live outside the Snoqualmie Valley area, are being held in the King County jail on multiple felony charges.

The Snoqualmie Police Department is working with other jurisdictions for possible associated charges.  Chief McCulley commented that it was possible the suspects might be connected to numerous similar crimes around the Puget Sound region.


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