Burglars and thieves target homes in Marine Hills

Mirror staff reports:

Federal Way police are warning citizens about a series of residential burglaries and mail thefts in the Marine Hills neighborhood.

The majority of these incidents occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekdays from Jan. 1 to Jan. 24, according to police.

Located off Dash Point Road near Redondo, Marine Hills has a crime prevention group that utilizes the Safe City network to communicate online to alert police and other residents. Officers have patrolled the neighborhood and have identified possible suspects and suspicious vehicles, according to police.


• At 10:59 a.m. Jan. 2 in the 800 block of South Marine Hills Way, an attempted burglary was reported on a vacant home. The suspect was a white female with dark hair, about 24 years old, driving a green 1999 Kia Spectra. The suspect was accompanied by a white male passenger, about age 50, who had a goatee and was balding.

• At 8:48 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 28000 block of 7th Avenue South, there was a burglary with forced entry through a window. Items stolen included jewelry, cash and an iPod.

• At 9:35 a.m. Jan. 13 in the 1000 block of South 289th Street, there was an attempted burglary with forced entry on a non-residential property.

• At 9:55 a.m. Jan. 22 in the 1000 block of South 295th Place, a stolen vehicle was recovered and three adult male suspects were arrested.

• At 1:35 p.m. Jan. 32 in the 28500 block of 10th Avenue South, a burglary took place with forced entry through a window. Cash was stolen.

• At 1:41 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 900 block of South 294th Place, a burglary occurred at a vacant home. No property was identified as stolen.

• At 2:46 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 800 block of South Marine Hills Way, a home surveillance video identified an adult white male removing two packages from the porch of a residence. (see video above or click here)

• At 10:53 a.m. Jan. 24 in the 1000 block of South 296th Place, a resident reported the theft of a package from a porch.

Learn more

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should call 911. Federal Way police encourage Marine Hills residents to visit the Safe City network at and sign up under the Marine Hills Neighborhood Group.


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