Is this cool?: At 11 p.m. in the 10000 block of 156th Place Northeast, a man removed a window screen and was standing inside a fenced yard that didn’t belong to him. The woman returned home and saw the man. He asked, “Is it alright that I am here?” The woman started screaming and the man fled. It was not alright for him to be there.
Fake money laundering claim: At 5 p.m. in the 7330 block of 164th Avenue Northeast, a suspect conned a woman out of $500. They claimed they were police investigating illegal money laundering tied to her bank account. The suspect spoofed the Redmond Police Department’s main number, making it appear as if the call originated from police on caller ID. The victim purchased gift cards and provided the numbers over the phone, as the suspect requested.
Pawn store burglary: At 2:31 a.m. in the 15200 block of Bel-Red Road, officers responded to an alarm at a local pawn shop and found a male subject attempting to bust open the door with a crowbar. The suspect ran and a Bellevue police K-9 track was unsuccessful at locating the suspect.
Surprise truck theft: At 5:05 p.m. in the 11800 block of 159th Avenue Northeast, a car owner stepped away from their car for a few minutes. A thief hopped into the unattended truck that had been left running and drove away, as the victim watched. The truck was found the next day in Kirkland.
Grab and bolt: At 10:22 a.m. in the 15000 block of Northeast 24th Street, a woman left her car for five minutes, with her purse on the front seat. When she returned the window was smashed and her purse missing. The thief has not been identified.