Police: Security cams help nab burglar at Seattle construction site

SEATTLE - A man seen sneaking around a fenced-off construction site in South Lake Union was arrested for burglary Saturday night.

Officers received a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. of a possible burglary in progress at the Holland Construction site in the 700 block of Dexter Avenue North. Security officers monitoring the property told emergency dispatchers they had seen a man inside the building on several security cameras.

Det. Mark Jamieson, with Seattle Police, says when officers arrived they noticed a man standing near the west side of the building. The suspect attempted to hide from officers by concealing himself against a wall. Det. Jamieson says one of the officers identified who he was and told the man to leave the property. The suspect climbed the fence and was arrested without incident.

During a sweep of the area officers found stolen property sitting where the suspect was seen when officers initially made contact with him. They also found a car parked nearby that reportedly had more stolen property inside. The suspect told officers the car belonged to a friend. After reviewing the security video footage officers determined a man seen inside the building was the same height, same build, and wore the same clothes as the suspect they arrested.

The video was taken in for evidence along with the car until a search warrant is obtained.

The 48-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.