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December 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Bungling burglars bagged after botched Monroe break-in

Hard to imagine much more going wrong for these burglars.

Four teens were arrested last night after a break-in at an AT&T store in Monroe that had no shortage of witnesses.

Police were dispatched to the store in the 19100 block of Highway 2 just before 10:30 p.m. after one witness reported seeing a suspicious vehicle, described as a dark-colored Ford sedan, parked in front of the closed business. The witness then heard glass falling and then saw the car drive away, Monroe police said.

A second witness told police he saw three people get out of the car and mill around the store. He said one of the subjects kicked at the front door and another struck it with an unknown object until the glass shattered, police said.

The group then entered the store, walked out with some items and climbed back in the car, the witness told police.

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of the car on Highway 2. After turning around, the deputy noticed a box on the side of the road that had not been there earlier, police said.

The deputy stopped the car, which contained three males and one female. Broken glass was found on the shoes of one suspect and inside the car, police said. A piece of a cardboard box with a label that bore the address of the AT&T store was found on the female suspect, according to police.

Police checked the box on the side of the road and found that it contained several cell phones.

Two of the suspects, a Renton man and Kent woman, both 19, were booked into the Snohomish County Jail. A 16-year-old Seattle boy and a 15-year-old Renton boy were booked into the Denney Youth Center.

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