June 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Would-be burglar may be same man who tried to snatch White Center child
An attempted burglary Sunday night in White Center may be related to the foiled child abduction that occurred June 2 on the same street, the King County Sheriff’s Office said today.
In Sunday’s incident, someone tried to climb through a bedroom window of a house in the 10400 block of Third Avenue Southwest just after 10 p.m., according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West. A 1-year-old child was sleeping in the room and when the child’s mother walked into the room and saw a man pushing on the window screen, she screamed and the man fled.
A relative jumped out of the window and chased the man, but lost him near Southwest 106th Street and Second Avenue Southwest, West said. When deputies arrived they saw a red Mazda pickup speeding out of the area.
When deputies tried to stop the pickup, a female passenger jumped out and the pickup sped off. The pickup crashed a short distance later and the driver fled on foot.
West said the pickup had been stolen on May 31.
In the June 2 incident, a man attempted to abduct a 3-year-old boy while he and his mother were playing in the yard. The child’s mother, Melissa Hines, fought off the suspect, withstanding kicks and punches before the man fled.
Hines described the suspect as approximately six feet tall and skinny. He wore a full mask, dark gloves and all black clothing, Hines said.
The driver of the pickup in Sunday’s incident was described as “tall and skinny.” He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and tan shorts.
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