Dangerous burglary crew busted; two suspects at large

Burglary suspect Randy Andrews
Burglary suspect Patrick Thomas

Bellevue Detectives need the public’s help locating two violent offenders. 22-year-old Patrick Thomas and 21-year-old Randy Andrews both have $50,000 warrants for their arrest in connection with several Bellevue burglaries.  21-year-old Dajohntae Richard and 22-year-old Timothy Miller have already been arrested.

During the investigation, detectives learned that this crew was involved in multiple burglaries in Bellevue and King County. On August 19th, 2021, Detectives received information the crew was in the Somerset area of Bellevue. They located Richard, Miller, and Thomas as they left the area after allegedly burglarizing a home and followed them to Fred Meyer.  Detectives arrested Richard and Miller; Thomas escaped the area on foot.

During a search of their vehicle, detectives recovered a loaded .45 semi-automatic 1911-style pistol.

Recovered .45 semi-automatic pistol

“The hammer was cocked, and there was a live round chambered in the barrel,” stated Captain Shelby Shearer. “We are very concerned these individuals will escalate the violence if confronted, and we need to get them off the streets.”

Because the suspects were armed in their immediate flight from the Bellevue burglary on August 19th, 2021, detectives referred the more serious charge of Burglary 1st degree to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.  This is a class A felony, instead of Residential burglary, a class B felony.

Detectives searched Richard’s residence and vehicle and recovered evidence from multiple burglaries, including Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, and Lake Forest Park.  “None of these suspects live in Bellevue. Instead, these violent career criminals purposely traveled to Bellevue on multiple occasions within the last month to commit crimes and then left the area”, said Shearer. “Our detectives worked tirelessly to investigate these crimes and hold them accountable for their actions.”

If you know where officers can find either Andrews or Thomas, submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound by texting the information through the P3 Tips app or call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to an arrest.

Case# 21-36227

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