Bellevue police detectives are investigating five robberies/thefts where a couple stole jewelry from pedestrians. The victims described the suspects as a Middle Eastern male & female, sometimes with two kids in the car. The suspects create a chaotic and confusing scene for the victims, even frisking them looking for items to steal. In four of the cases, the victims were in their 70s of Asian or South Asian descent and didn’t speak English. They got confused and didn’t understand what the suspects were saying. The suspects have been associated with four separate vehicles, most likely rental cars. It’s suspected they are part of an organized crime ring operating along the west coast.
Please spread the word to family members and friends who may be vulnerable. Call 911 immediately if you feel threatened or are in danger.