Police make an arrest in a potential burglary ring

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Two men arrested for an armed robbery are suspected by Police to be a part of the burglary ring frequenting Pullman and other areas.

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins issued a warning Tuesday during the investigation of the robbery, which involved a handgun and forced entry into the victim’s home.

The burglary ring travels in groups of two to eight, parking or dropping off passengers in residential areas, he said. Suspects then knock on a front door to determine whether or not residents are home.

If a tenant comes to the door, the suspects ask for directions or say they are looking for someone, Jenkins said. If a resident does not come to the door, the suspects forcibly enter and burglarize the home.

Jenkins said the suspects arrested and their known affiliates are from Pullman and Seattle. He said they are Somali and African American males in their late teens and early to mid-twenties.

Residents and businesses are asked to call the police if they witness any activity consistent with this information.