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Arlington Police arrest suspect in burglary of two local restaurants

ARLINGTON — At approximately 2:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, Arlington Police responded to a 911 call from an employee at the Domino's Pizza after a delivery driver from the business found a man inside the restaurant attempting to cut into the safe. The suspect fled the scene on foot but was detained a short time later by a Stillaguamish Tribal police officer who was patrolling nearby.

Investigators believe that the suspect had gained access to Domino's Pizza by entering an adjacent vacant store front and kicking in the drywall separating the businesses. In a thorough search of the business complex, police found entry had been made to the Las Coronas restaurant through similar means.

The suspect, a 48-year old Seattle man, was booked into Snohomish County Jail on one count of burglary in the 2nd degree. Burglary in the second degree is a class B felony which is punishable by up to ten years in a state correctional institution and/or a $20,000 fine.

Arlington Police were assisted in the initial investigation by officers from the Marysville and Stillaguamish Tribal police departments. Arlington Police continue to investigate and additional charges may be forwarded to the Prosecutor's office.

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