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Bragging about getting “Brazen Beer Bandit” tattoo helps snag Ocean City convienience store crooks

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beerFUGITIVES CAPTURED July 15, 2014 —
Grays Harbor County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate says one of the two arrested after they were caught on camera burglarizing the Sunshine Deli and fuel station on June 16th had been bragging about being referred to as the “Brazen Beer Bandits” on WMW and was proud of it.

Apparently The 20 year old was planning on tattooing it on himself.  Chief Shumate says, “He also bragged about having a $1,500 reward for him and his brother. It was truly because of your coverage that ultimately led to their capture.

They are WMW captures #535 and #536.

On Tuesday, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department and Montesano Police Department arrested the two suspects responsible for early morning burglaries to two separate businesses that occurred back in June.

The two suspects had been caught on video in both cases and important information was revealed from the videos.

Montesano police were investigating an unrelated fraud/theft complaint on Tuesday, and learned of two possible suspects for the burglaries. They contacted detectives with the sheriff’s department and provided the information.  Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence in Montesano and executed that search warrant with the assistance of Montesano PD.

Two Montesano brothers, ages 20 and 15, were arrested for the burglaries. Evidence from those crimes had been located inside the residence. They subsequently acknowledged their involvement in both burglaries as well.

The 20 year old was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on two counts of Burglary 2nd degree. The 15 year old was eventually released to his mother however reports will be submitted to the Juvenile Prosecutor recommending the same charges.

The sheriff’s office says the 15 year old was one of four suspects who had broken into the Brady Store back in April. Apparently the 15 year old only received probation for that burglary. The Sheriff’s Department will be requesting that the probation be suspended/reconsidered.

WANTED IN GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY June 20, 2014 —
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office needs help identifying a couple of brazen burglars who got away with beer and cigars after tossing a rock through a glass door at a gas station and deli in Ocean City.

Just about everything they did was caught on surveillance cameras. They raced through the store just after midnight on Monday, grabbing beer from the cooler and tobacco products from the cashier’s station.

Detectives think both men are in their 20`s.

The guy on the right had a cream-colored shirt, shoes with reflective stripes, and a blue baseball hat with a red bill.

His beer-boosting-buddy wore a dark sweatshirt with a hood and flip-flops.

If you can tell Grays Harbor detectives who these two guys are, call an anonymous tip into:

CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.

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