Two suspects are now in the King County Jail after they were arrested over the weekend following a strong arm robbery that occurred on Friday afternoon.
On Friday, the 18th, at about 2:15 pm, a 67-year-old was getting ready to enter her parked car in the 1200 Block of Seneca. The victim had placed her walker, purse, and keys inside the car and was still standing just outside the driver’s side door. She was pushed from behind and fell to the ground. She screamed for help. The suspect entered the car, pulled out from the parking spot and drove off. The victim later told officers that had she not rolled out of the way, she would have been run over. The victim sustained pain to her left side, but did not require medical treatment. Several witnesses saw what happened and came to her aid. Witnesses described seeing two people inside the victim’s car as it drove off. The primary suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s and balding. The victim’s vehicle, a silver 2000 Toyota Camry, was not located.
The next day, Saturday, shortly after noon, a Bonney Lake Police Department officer observed the victim’s car parked on a street in Bonney Lake. There was an 18-year-old male standing next to the car. The officer had seen that man driving the vehicle earlier. A check of the license plate revealed that the car was stolen from Seattle. The Bonney Lake officer arrested the suspect without incident and impounded the Camry. Detectives from SPD’s Robbery Unit responded to Bonney Lake PD to interview the suspect. During the interview, the suspect implicated another male (white male, 20’s, balding) as being with him during the robbery on Friday afternoon. Following the interview, the 18-year-old was booked into the Pierce County Jail for Investigation of Possession of Stolen Property. He was interviewed and released on the Seattle robbery case pending further investigation.
Today, January 21st, at 12:25 pm, the other suspect, a 20-year-old man, was located and arrested without incident at the Bellevue Wilburton Park and Ride. The suspect was brought to the Robbery Office where he was interviewed by Robbery detectives. Following the interview, he was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.
Robbery Unit detectives will have responsibilty for the continuing investigation in this case.