A man police believe could be responsible for a string of burglaries in the Rose Hill area gave a piece of "advice" to a Redmond detective who asked what the suspect would tell families who are concerned about leaving their children home alone.
In one burglary, police say the man . Jim Bove, community outreach facilitator for the , said the suspect advised parents to instruct their children to lie and say that their mom or dad is actually home.
"The suspect suggested that the child talk through the door and tell them that their mom/dad is in the shower….that would be enough to have him go somewhere else," Bove wrote in a community safety alert he sent out via email Thursday.
The same suspect, a 32-year-old Everett man, was arrested in Seattle after he did not get a response knocking on the door of a home and entered to find an adult resident was actually there. Bove said police aren't yet sure if the man was responsible for other burglaries in the Rose Hill area, but "many signs lead us to believe they may be connected."
The rate of burglaries in the neighborhood appears to be dying down. There have not been any residential break-ins on the Redmond side of Rose Hill in the past month, according to the city's online crime map.
In early May, to discuss a string of burglaries in the area.
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