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Strong arm robbery on Queen Anne, arrest made

On 9/18/09, at about 10:26 p.m., West Precinct officers responded to a call of a male attacking a woman at a grocery store  on Queen Anne.  Moments later it was updated that this was actually a robbery and citizens were holding the suspect.

SPD  arrived, backed by a King County Metro unit, and took the suspect into custody.

The investigation revealed that the suspect approached the elderly female victim and yanked at her purse, eventually knocking her to the ground.  The suspect stated, “Give it up lady.”  Two good Samaritans driving by saw the crime and held the suspect until police arrived.

The victim was not significantly injured.  The suspect was booked for robbery.