The Bainbridge Island Police Department is investigating two early-morning burglaries at jewelry stores and needs the public’s help identifying the thieves.
The first burglary occurred at Bainbridge Island Gold & Jewelry, at 130 Winslow Way E, at approximately 4:00 a.m. Feb. 24. The thieves used a brick to smash a window to get inside the business, then broke a glass display and stole items. The value of property taken is estimated at $20,000.
The second burglary happened at Bainbridge Diamond and Jewelry, at 265 Winslow Way E, around 6:30 a.m. Feb. 25. The suspects used a shovel to break the glass window then stole items from the window display. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows two people - one carrying a shovel - walking toward the jewelry store with their faces covered. A short time later the pair is seen on camera walking away quickly while carrying stolen merchandise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bainbridge Island Police Department at 206-842-5211.