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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Redmond police bust prolific burglars dubbed ‘Movie Bandits’

Redmond police have arrested a man and woman dubbed the ‘Movie Bandits,’ who are believed to be responsible for dozens of home and vehicle break-ins.

The pair earned the nickname because of their habit of breaking into vehicles parked at public places like theaters or shopping centers and stealing the registration, which they used to find the vehicle owner’s home. They would then break into the home knowing no one was there, Redmond police said.

In some cases, they would also steal garage-door openers during their car prowls, police said.

On Aug. 1, Redmond police went to Bothell to arrest a 36-year-old woman suspected of rendering criminal assistance. While there they also encountered a fleeing 31-year-old man, who was also apprehended.

Police said investigators subsequently determined the pair was responsible for at least 27 residential burglaries, four commercial burglaries, 17 vehicle prowls, four attempted burglaries, eight stolen vehicles and one fraud.

Cities where RedmondĀ  police believe the couple committed their crimes include Bellevue, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Marysville, Medina, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Shoreline and Wenatchee.

Redmond police are still processing evidence, including thousands of stolen items. If you believe you may have been a victim of the ‘Movie Bandits,” click here for information on how to reclaim your stolen property.

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