If not for an alert neighbor, an accused burglar in Parkland might have gone unidentified. Pierce County detectives say that sharp-eyed citizen on 117th Street South foiled Bounme Xaiyavong’s home break-in.
“Fortunately for us, the neighbor saw him carrying some pillow cases and knew he didn’t belong where he was and confronted him. He didn’t get in a fight with him, or try and stop him, but he did snap some photographs of him,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “The weird part about this case is when they left the scene they ended up getting in a hit and run accident in the getaway vehicle. The person who saw them got a good description of them when they switched drivers and fled, so we were able to catch up with them a little later on and we were able to get the female driver, the getaway driver, detained. The suspect got away but we believe he’s trafficking the stolen property and he is burglarizing residents, so we’ve identified him and we’re hoping the public can help us get him caught.” Xaiyavong is 30 years old, 5-feet and 9-inches tall and 165 pounds. He has a large tattoo of the numbers "1986" across his throat. He’s wanted for residential burglary, theft in the second degree and obstructing law enforcement. If you know how to help deputies find him before he’s breaking into someone else’s home, call an anonymous tip into Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest.