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5 accused of targeting Indian Americans in Washington arrested

Police in Kirkland, Washington raided five suspects in a rental unit and arrested them in an ongoing investigation into burglaries plaguing Indian American residents.

Hoodline reports the two-month probe began after burglaries at 17 Indian American and South Asian homes at Kirkland, King, and Snohomish Counties.

Surveillance video caught images of three suspects and a license plate, according to Fox13. The big break came when they were able to identify one of those suspects as a suspect from Palmdale in Southern California.

Police say the men traveled back and forth between California and Washington, holing up in temporary rental units to avoid detection. They also exchanged license plates with stolen ones to make them harder to track.

“This is an impactful and successful outcome for our community,” said Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris said in a statement. “Thank you to our community members for trusting law enforcement with your story and for all our community members’ assistance along the way.  And I also want to send a big thank you to the Lynnwood, Bothell, and Bellevue Police Departments for their critical assistance and collaboration in this multi-jurisdictional investigation.”

Police recovered numerous designer bags and $17,000 in cash along with equipment believed to be used for avoiding residential security features.

The men being held in King County Jail have been identified as Lamar E. Curtis, Londra D. Jackson, Kenji Christopher, Eric Darnell Netterville Jr. and Aramis Davae Williams.

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