FOLLOWUP: Kudos To People Involved In Busting Major Shoplifting Ring

As we reported Thursday (May 19), a major shoplifting ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in merchandise from Burien, Normandy Park and White Center stores was broken up by a joint local police task force.

The total loss to area retailers in the investigation was estimated at $4.8 million.

The Normandy Park Police Department emailed us Friday, and asked us to post a big “Thanks!” to all the officers and departments who helped in this investigation – here they are:

Normandy Park Police:

  • Chief Rick Kieffer
  • Assistant Chief Chris Gaddis
  • Assistant Chief Don Weikart – Retired
  • Sergeant Brian Sommer
  • Officer Dave Unger
  • Officer Brian Norris
  • Officer David Bond


  • Sheriff Rahr
  • Chief Kimerer
  • Captain Cole
  • Sergeant McLauchlan
  • Detective Keller
  • Deputy Rayborn
  • Precinct 4 Detectives
  • Burien SET Team
  • Unincorporated NDET Team
  • Regional Intelligence Group

Outside Agencies:

  • Susan Storey – KCPAO
  • Andy Hamilton – KCPAO
  • Immigration Customs Enforcement
  • Commander Behrbaum – Issaquah Police
  • Coalition of Small Police Agencies Special Operations Team
  • Organized Retail Crime Loss Prevention Officers

From everyone here at The B-Town Blog (as well as local residents and retailers), we tip our collective hats to these fine folks for making our area safer!

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