ARLINGTON — Two men were arrested early Monday morning for investigation of breaking into several unlocked cars in the Gleneagle neighborhood of Arlington, police said.
The Everett men, 37 and 32, were booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of theft and vehicle prowling.
Police received a call around 12:40 a.m. Monday from a neighbor who reported seeing two men walking near the Gleneagle Clubhouse.
Police believe that the vehicles were unlocked. Items such as GPS units, medication, checkbooks, CDs and iPods were taken and later recovered by police.
“These thefts were crimes of opportunity,” Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley said. “We were fortunate that a vigilant neighbor reported the suspicious activity that led to the arrest of these two suspects.”
Beazley said the case serves as a reminder that people should remove valuables from their cars and lock the vehicles.
The police department asks potential victims of the thefts to call 911 to request an officer to take a report.