Car prowl call leads to arrest of accused Burger King burglar, 'Fisherman Mike'

FUGITIVE CAPTURED August 20, 2013 -- Accused  Burger King burglar, 'Fisherman Mike', who was seen on camera using a saw grinder to try to break into a safe -- was caught in Snohomish Tuesday night -- when officers responded to a possible car prowl. They stopped a car matching the description leaving the area, and recognized Michael Bruce. He gave a false name at first, but was arrested.

WANTED BY THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY VIOLENT OFFENDER TASK FORCE August 16, 2013 -- After getting caught on camera, Washington's Most Wanted viewers have identified a Burger King burglar as Michael Bruce -- a.k.a 'Fisherman Mike'. Bruce is accused of hitting the 'Home of the Whopper' in Snohomish, and now he's wanted by the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force. "We don't have a lot of commercial burglaries in the community, so when the Burger King was burglarized certainly we take that very seriously. They're valuable members of our community," Snohomish Police Chief John Flood said. "What really makes this a good case to work is the video footage that we have from inside the store. What helped us is that they spent a lot of time inside of that restaurant. Certainly, we're looking for the community's help in trying to locate these suspects." Detectives say Bruce and an unidentified burglary buddy who's also wanted, spent more than a half hour trying to get into the safe with no luck. They even tried using a saw grinder. Bruce was identified by WMW viewers after we featured him no the show, leaving the burger joint empty handed. The Task Force says he has a criminal history that includes burglary, theft and drugs. They think he's hiding out in Everett or Lynnwood. If you know where Michael Bruce is, or can help The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force identify his accomplice, call the Crime Stoppers hotline right now at 800-222-TIPS. Your call is anonymous and  you could get a cash reward for information leading to the capture of "Fisherman Mike." You can also text a tip here.