Your kids should lie about being home alone if a stranger knocks on the door. Take that advice from a suspect that might be connected to a string of break-ins on Rose Hill, including one when an 11-year-old was by herself at home after school, Redmond police say.
Redmond police said a man broke into a home and . A 32-year-old Everett man later arrested in Seattle may be connected to that break-in and a string of other Rose Hill burglaries, according to the Redmond police department.
Recent burglaries have also been reported on the Kirkland side of Rose Hill.
A Redmond detective asked the man what advice he would give parents leaving their children home alone, and the suspect advised parents to instruct their children to say that their mom or dad is there, said Jim Bove, community outreach facilitator for the .
"The suspect suggested that the child talk through the door and tell them that their mom/dad is in the shower….that would be enough to have him go somewhere else," Bove wrote in a community safety alert he sent out via email Thursday.
The man was arrested in Seattle after entering a home occupied by its resident, according to Bove. The woman had ignored the doorbell ringing because she was on the phone, Bove said.
Bove said police aren't yet sure if the man was responsible for other burglaries in the Rose Hill area, but "many signs lead us to believe they may be connected."