Crime

Pair charged in theft of packages, gun from Graham house

Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Two men wanted for burglarizing a Graham house and stealing packages from the front porch were arrested after photos were circulated by Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers.

Michael Allen, 32, and Sammy San, 18, are accused of following a delivery truck through a security gate on Orting Kapowsin Highway on Nov. 23.

The victim’s home security cameras captured a man believed to be Allen pulling up to the house in a sedan, getting out of the car with what appeared to be a revolver and stealing two packages that had just been delivered, according to charging papers.

San then allegedly tried to break in a sliding glass door with a pry bar and forced his way in through the front door when that didn’t work.

A photo posted by Crimestoppers shows a man entering the home with a gun drawn.

The burglars stole a gun safe with a pistol, ammunition, gold coins, jewelry, a stamp collection and folding knives.

A tip led deputies to San last week and he admitted to the break-in, records show. It’s unclear whether investigators recovered the stolen items.

San said he used a “toy gun” and Allen used a pellet gun.

Both men pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, first-degree theft and theft of a firearm. Allen also is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

  Comments