A small dog is to thank for chasing away a burglar early Thursday morning in Greenwood.
As reported on the SPD Blotter, police were called to a home on the 7000 block of Palatine Ave N at 3am after a burglar broke a basement window and entered a home. The resident told police that her dog, believed to be a miniature pinscher, chased the man out of the house. He then jumped into a gold Jeep Cherokee — with two bikes strapped to the roof — and drove away.
The burglar and his driver only made it three miles. Thanks to their distinctive getaway car, police caught up to them in the 500 block of NE Northgate Way and arrested both men and booked them into King County Jail.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force believe both suspects may be connected to other recent burglaries from over the holidays. They say the men may have been targeting unoccupied homes.