Hoquiam’s “Backdoor Bandits” Caught

HOQUIAM, Wash. – The “Backdoor Bandit(s)” have been caught, The Hoquiam Police Department reports a 19 year old Hoquiam man, and a juvenile Aberdeen man were taken into custody yesterday afternoon. both remain in custody this morning on misdemeanor theft charges.

Tuesday evening a Pizza Hut employee was delivering a pizza to a home in the 500 block of third street. The teenager who answered the door said his mother was in the shower and would be out to pay the man soon. He then closed the door and the delivery man patiently waited about 30 minutes before contacting authorities. Hoquiam Police arrived and discovered that the home was vacant, and that the theives appeared to have escaped out the back with the pizza.