Motorcyclist suspected of recent Newcastle, Bellevue burglaries
June 1, 2012
A man riding a motorcycle is suspected of recent burglaries in Newcastle and Bellevue, Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine said in a release June 1.
The motorcycle is described as a black and cream cruiser style bike with a lot of chrome on it, according to the release. It reportedly does not have a loud exhaust.
The male driver was seen dressed all in dark clothing.
The driver, who was reportedly wearing a yellow helmet is suspected of burglarizing a home at 2 p.m. June 1 in the Lake Washington Ridge neighborhood.
A similar burglary occurred at 11:45 a.m. May 29 in the 8600 block of 138th Place S.E.
A neighbor’s security camera caught the image of a man on a motorcycle pulling into the driveway of the house just before the first burglary occurred. The man paused, then pulled out and headed toward the house that was burglarized.
Three hours later, a burglary occurred in the Eastgate area of Bellevue with the same motorcycle and suspect description. Residents who may have been contacted by the motorcyclist are asked to call Newcastle Police at 649-4444.
Police are asking residents to be aware of suspicious activity in Newcastle neighborhoods and call the non-emergency dispatch number, 206-296-3311, if anything seems out of place.
Police urge members of the public to call 911 if they see a crime in progress and to write down license plates of suspicious vehicles or take a photo if you can do so safely.