SeattleCrime: Madrona arson was burglary cover-Up

Police tell SeattleCrime they have determined that the 33rd Ave house burned in Monday’s arson had been burglarized before the fire was set. Here’s the report from SeattleCrime:

It does appear the house was burglarized,” says Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson. “In order to cover up that crime, the suspect” set the home on fire.

Police on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect in the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male with a medium to dark complexion, 18 to early 20′s, 5’11″ tall, 150 lbs., athletic build, and hair in corn rows. 

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident. 

This remains an active and on-going Seattle Police Arson investigation.

0 thoughts on “SeattleCrime: Madrona arson was burglary cover-Up

  1. I hope arson is considered at least as serious as burglary. How does it make sense to commit arson (a crime) to cover up a crime? I am just wondering.

  2. Whatever was stolen, it couldn’t possibly be worth $300,000. Seems like making a bad situation worse.

  3. Maybe he figured people would assume that the missing items were destroyed in the fire, and that an arson is harder to investigate than a burglary? Or perhaps he hoped the owners would think it was an accident and not report the items as missing?

    Yeah… I dunno either. Pretty awful thing to do to a family. :-(