On April 13, 2020 at approximately 1200 hours, officers responded to a convenience store located in the 19200 block of Bothell Way NE to investigate a theft of liquor. The suspect was an adult male driving a silver minivan with a female passenger. A few minutes later, officers locate suspects matching the description at a grocery store at 240th St SE and Bothell-Everett Hwy. Officers confirmed the suspects to be the same subjects involved in the theft at convenience store. During the investigation, it was discovered the male subject had stolen multiple bottles of liquor from the grocery store before officers arrived. Officers observed multiple bottles of liquor inside the suspect vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and recovered 28 bottles of liquor, 10 of them with security devices still attached. It appeared to officers, some of the liquor was also stolen from a drug store located next the convenient store. Officers were able to return some of the alcohol to the stores. Officers interviewed both subjects and cited the suspected shoplifters at the scene and released them in lieu of booking them into jail for the theft of liquor.
At approximately 1320 hours (20 minutes after the subjects were cited and released), the male subject committed another theft of liquor at another drug store located in Canyon Park. At approximately 1330 hours, officers located the same subjects at a larger grocery store in Thrasher’s Corner, where the male subject committed another theft of 10 more bottles of liquor. In total, at least 4 different stores suffered losses and 47 bottles of alcohol were recovered at an estimated value of over $1,600.
The second time the suspects were taken into custody, officers booked them into Snohomish County Jail on charges of Organized Retail Theft.