U-Haul burglars captured after pulling a gun on Ridge resident

Local police caught a man and a woman believed to be the culprits in the U-Haul truck burglaries in Snoqualmie over the last week.

At about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, a Snoqualmie resident in the 8800 block of Norman Avenue called 9-1-1 after she confronted a man and woman parked in her neighbor’s driveway.  The caller saw that a U-Haul truck was in the driveway and became suspicious due to recent burglary activity involving just such a truck.

When the woman confronted them, the man pointed a handgun at her. She was able to escape in her vehicle, unharmed. She then called 9-1-1 and Snoqualmie police officers responded immediately.

A 32-year-old Renton man and a 30-year-old North Bend woman were taken into custody as they were leaving the area in the U-Haul. They have been booked into King County Jail.

The gun was recovered a short distance away that the male had thrown out of the window of the vehicle. The Snoqualmie Police Department is seeking a warrant on the U-Haul.

Snoqualmie Police credits the quick actions of the 9-1-1 caller with the apprehension of these suspects.

Tips in this case can be reported to the Snoqualmie Police Department at (425) 888-3333.


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