Knife-wielding robber arrested

Knife-wielding robber arrested after he made off with five bucks. Last night just shortly before 9:00 p.m., the victim and his partner were driving into a warehouse (900 block of S. Bayview) in a pickup that was pulling their trailer. When the man  exited his pickup to activate the door code, he saw the suspect approaching him quickly from the brush.

The man recognized the suspect as an aggressive transient from a previous encounter, so he tried to punch in the door code as quickly as possible. The suspect then ran up on the victim and displayed an 8-10 inch knife above his head while demanding money.

The victim gave the suspect $5, at which point the suspect fled. An officer located the suspect at Airport and S. Lander St. He was subsequently arrested. The knife and the $5 was recovered from the suspect. The 30-year-old man was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.