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11-1-21 Burglary north of campus

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
November 1, 2021
Burglary north of campus

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On Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at about 1:18 a.m., Seattle police responded to reports of a burglary at a residence in the 5000 block of 17th Ave NE. A person who lives at the home found an unknown man in an upstairs room rummaging through the resident’s belongings and putting items in a duffel bag. When the victim confronted the man, the man ran downstairs and out the front door. The victim and other witnesses chased the man from the home and saw him being joined by a second man. As both suspects ran from the home, the victim saw one suspect remove a handgun from his waistband. Both suspects got inside a car driven by a third man and left the area in an unknown direction. The vehicle was described as a small-sized blue sedan missing the rear window and with duct tape on the rear bumper.

Neither the victim or any witnesses were injured during this incident. The descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1 was described as a man between 25 and 27 years old, about 6 feet tall, wearing a blue jacket and black pants. Suspect #2 was described as a man between 25 and 27 years old, about 6 feet tall, wearing an “LA” baseball cap, black hoodie and black pants.

If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or the suspect, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011. The Seattle Police Department case report number is 2021-289756. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:

Make sure your doors and windows are secure at the end of the night.
Cooperate with the suspect’s instructions if applicable.
Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
If you suspect criminal activity, here is some helpful information to pass on to the police:

Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive identifiers, etc.
Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos
Direction of travel
Contact the University of Washington Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit at 206-685-1916 for additional crime prevention information.