An alert neighbor foiled two burglary suspects in Seattle this week when he called police after seeing one of the suspects walk out of a neighbors house with armloads of vintage baseball cards.
The incident started in broad daylight, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department. They say the neighbor was in his front yard gardening when he saw a man walk up to his neighbor’s house, knock on the door and look into the windows. The neighbor knew that the homeowners were not home.
The man who knocked on the door then walked around towards the back of the house and the neighbor immediately called 911.
Within a few minutes the suspect exited the front door carrying items stolen from the house. The suspect walked down the street and then got into a black Monte Carlo.
Law enforcement officers arrived quickly and spotted the car leaving the area. A 23 year old Kent (WA) man and a 30 year old Auburn man were in the vehicle along with items stolen from the house.
Detectives and deputies returned to the house and discovered the back slider had been smashed.
Inside the car was at least one three-ring binder full of cards, more of them on the floor and another plastic display with cards lined up. They appeared to include stars and Hall of Famers from the late 1950’s and early 60’s.
Both men were arrested and booked into the King County Jail.
The detective handling the case said, “Pretty good neighbor. He also caught another burglar on his street in June of last year.”