Kent Police bust man, woman for thefts at East Hill businesses
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
April 12, 2012 · 5:12 PM
Kent Police arrested a 23-year-old Kent man and a 21-year-old Covington woman Wednesday night for investigation of theft in connection with several recent incidents at East Hill businesses.
In each case a man and woman would enter a business, according to an email from Kent Police spokesman Pat Lowery. One person would distract the employee or employees while the second person would search for and steal employee’s property including purses, wallets and the contents of the items. Witnesses and victims provided good descriptions of both suspects and their getaway vehicle, a late model Subaru wagon, Lowery said. At about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a patrol officer located the wanted car in a downtown Kent motel parking lot.
Police established surveillance and a short time later a man and woman closely matching the descriptions were seen entering their car. They were stopped as they left the motel and taken into custody.
Lowery said the investigation is ongoing. The arrests were made based on two incidents, but as many as four other incidents reportedly could be connected to the pair.Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.