If you are going to steal a car, make sure it’s not a distinctive high-end, easily recognizable luxury vehicle. Chances are the police are going to see you.
On Sunday, March 4th, at approximately 8:00 pm a car dealership in Georgetown was burglarized and two cars, a 2015 Maserati Ghibli and a 2016 Lexus IS-350, were stolen from the showroom floor. There was also significant damage done to a glass roll-up door. The police were notified and a report was taken.
On Monday, March 5th at about 12:45 pm South Precinct bicycle officers saw both stolen vehicles in a parking lot in Rainier Beach. Both vehicles sped out of the lot before additional officers could respond. Officers searched the area but did not locate the stolen vehicles.
At about 4:20 pm officers observed the Maserati driving northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at a high rate of speed. The officers attempted to follow but lost sight of it near 42nd Avenue South and South Othello Street. An officer checking the side streets located the stolen Maserati on a one lane street near 46th Avenue South and South Garden Street heading northbound. The officer was able to block the path of the Maserati.
The driver and the passenger ran from the stolen car. The two suspects, both 17-year-old males, were taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit. The driver of the Maserati forgot to put the vehicle in park when he fled, and the unoccupied car rolled across the street, striking a stop sign and a parked vehicle in a driveway before coming to rest. The collisions were documented.
The two suspects were taken to the South Precinct where they were interviewed by detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force. Following the interview both suspects were booked into the Youth Services Center.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.