Tips received from Washington’s Most Wanted led to the arrest of Plain Pantry robber. On June 9th at 0042, a lone Hispanic or Asian male robbed the Plaid Pantry located at 1000 NE 50th at gunpoint.
The store surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect and a bulletin requesting assistance in identifying him was distributed to patrol officers. The incident was also featured on Washington’s Most Wanted. Several tips were received and information developed from them led to the identity of the suspect. Several locations were checked but the suspect could not be located. Detectives were also in communication with the suspect’s family members, but he still could not be located.
On June 26th, the suspect was believed to be responsible for another robbery at a Shoreline 7-11 store. In that incident he was armed with a hatchet. He fled in a stolen vehicle and on June 27th, he was arrested in that stolen vehicle in Linn County Oregon. They were not aware of the robbery and he was released from the Linn County Jail on June 29th. A felony robbery warrant was obtained for the suspect’s arrest.
On July 4th, a SPD Robbery Detective was again in touch with family members and was able to negotiate surrender for the suspect.
At 1:30 p.m., the suspect was contacted in North Seattle and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Robbery Office for processing and later booked into KCJ on the Robbery Warrant.