$200,000 in jewelry found on JCPenney burglary suspects

Jewelry in the suspects’ possession. (Photos courtesy Lynnwood Police Department)

Two suspects are in custody following an attempted burglary at the Alderwood Mall JCPenney store early Monday morning, April 22. 

Around 3:20 a.m., Lynnwood police officers were dispatched to an alarm in JCPenney’s fine jewelry section at the Alderwood Mall. Upon arrival, responding officers found a shattered glass door and two fleeing subjects. The two – one adult and one juvenile– were quickly apprehended after a short foot pursuit. 

Both arrestees had outstanding warrants. Detectives used video footage to identify one of the individuals as a burglary suspect wanted for another similar theft at a Marysville JCPenney location, which had occurred an hour earlier.

A shattered display. 

Police also located a stolen Hyundai parked nearby. Officers could see jewelry in the stolen Hyundai, which they believe was taken from the Marysville JCPenney burglary.

Together, the perpetrators had a combined $200,000 worth of jewelry on them at the time of their arrest. 

The adult was booked into Snohomish County Jail while the juvenile was booked into Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

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