Sammamish police stop burglary in process
March 6, 2013
Updated: March 7, 12:19 p.m.
Sammamish police noticed a burglary in progress at about 12:30 p.m. March 6 in the Heritage Hills neighborhood on the 2700 block of 226th Place Northeast.
The would-be burglar fled the scene, prompting police to bring in a K-9 unit to try and track down the suspect.
Some schools in the vicinity went into lockdown as a precaution, said Sgt. Jessica Sullivan of the Sammamish Police Department. Sullivan noted the police did not ask the schools to enter lockdown, just that buses avoid the search area.
Sullivan stressed that police did not believe there to be any danger to the schools. Police do not have any evidence that the man was armed.
The incident began after a neighbor noticed a man approach the front door, ring the bell and then go around the back. The neighbor then called 911. The suspect pried open a window and gained entry to the home. Nothing was taken.
Police were unable to catch the suspect. He was described as a white male wearing a baseball cap and gray sweatshirt.
“It looks like he had a vehicle waiting in a nearby neighborhood,” Sullivan said.