UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. |
The Associated Press
Police say it was a group of teenage boys and girls who broke into the office at a Bothell car lot early Friday and grabbed keys in an apparent attempt to steal cars.
Sgt. Ken Seuberlich ays officers arrived within three minutes of the alarm around 1 a.m. and contained Brooks Biddle Automotive before the intruders could match keys with cars.
Police arrested eight right away and tracked down a ninth with a dog. They were all booked in King County juvenile detention.
They are being investigated in connection with similar burglaries recently at car lots in Edmonds and the Lake City area of Seattle.
Seuberlich says the Seattle teens apparently took a bus to Bothell.
ORIGINAL POST | After a break-in triggered an alarm at Brooks Biddle Automotive in Bothell, police arrived on the scene and caught several teens dropping keys as they ran away, according to KIRO.
Officers arrested nine teens, all from the Seattle, and were searching for a couple more in the area. The teens were booked into detention centers.
Police say the group of teens may be connected to some similar incidents at other car dealerships in the area, KIRO reports.