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And one more robbery arrest!

April 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Today’s turning out to be a good one for crime news – good, in the sense that criminals are getting caught.

Earlier we posted on a home invasion robber – caught! – and a bank robber – caught!

We’d also spotted another robbery on the police crime map, which looked more like a purse snatching. This evening police have released more details, including this one: Caught!

Here’s that release (click for full details):

On April 15th at 4:18 p.m. the 19-year-old female victim was walking in the area of 5th Avenue NE and NE 102nd Street, when she was confronted by an unknown adult male suspect who grabbed her purse. The victim resisted the suspect and clung on to her purse. The suspect continued to pull at her purse and the victim ended up down on the sidewalk. The suspect dragged her several feet as she clung on to her purse.

The victim was able to give descriptive information to investigating officers regarding the suspect and the suspect vehicle that was subsequently passed on to Robbery detectives. The detectives developed information during the course of their investigation that lead them to a residence in Lynnwood.

On April 20th at approximately 1:00 p.m. Seattle Police Robbery detectives contacted the two suspects (who turned out to be the actual robber and his getaway driver) at the Lynnwood residence. Both suspects were interviewed and subsequently arrested and transported back to Seattle. The primary suspect is a 28-year-old male. His accomplice and driver is a 21-year-old female.

It’s not in the release, but the actual police report says she hung onto that purse. The robber didn’t get it.

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