Robbery Suspect Apprehended

A teenage suspect wanted in connection with a robbery last month in South Seattle was arrested last night. 

On October 14th, a man got off a Metro bus and began walking near Beacon Avenue and South Holly.  He noticed the two suspects who had been on the bus with him also got off at his stop and began following him.  When the victim was in the 2900 Block of South Holly, both of the suspects ran up from behind him and knocked him to the ground.  They then struck him in the face and took his clothing and backpack.  They then fled the area.  Despite a quick response from police and a K9 unit, the suspects were not located.

Robbery detectives obtained video of the suspects from the bus and the images were shared with officers.  Detectives were able to identify the suspects and a wanted bulletin was distributed department-wide.  The victim also positively identified them as the correct suspects. 

Last night, officers from the South Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team saw one of the teen suspects walking along the street near Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Othello Street.  He was taken into custody and interviewed by robbery detectives.  Following the interview, the 15-year-old suspect was booked into the Youth Services Center for Investigation of Robbery.  Detectives are still searching for the other suspect.