Serial robber captured

Since October 28th a lone male was believed to be responsible for eight armed robberies.  The first robbery victim was a taxicab driver.  The remaining incidents occurred at small businesses, usually occupied by a lone female employee.  Most of the incidents occurred in the downtown area but one occurred on Capitol Hill and another at Northgate Mall.  In the taxicab robbery a photograph of the suspect was captured from the cab camera and information developed from this led to the identity of the suspect.  All the female victims in each additional robbery identified the suspect.  A wanted robbery bulletin was distributed and broadcast faxes were sent out to notify the Downtown Business Association and Aurora Corridor Businesses.

 

On November 16th at 11:27 PM, a citizen witness spotted the suspect in the area of 12th Avenue & East Jefferson Street.  The citizen immediately called 911.  Officers rushed to the area and captured the suspect without incident.  The arrest can be credited to the quick thinking and timely action of the good citizen, the image obtained by the cab camera and old fashioned detective work.

 

Robbery detectives processed and booked the 28-year-old man into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.