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Officers arrest robbery suspect

The victim is a licensed medical marijuana grower and user. On February 1st at 9:45 p.m., he answered a knock at the door of his home in the 8600 block of 24 Av SW.  Upon opening the door, he was suddenly “bum rushed” by four males who stormed inside. One of the suspects described as a white male was armed with a handgun and threw the victim down onto the ground.

The victim was ordered to place his arms behind his back and he was immediately handcuffed. The suspects demanded money and marijuana. The suspect placed a knee in the victim’s back holding him down onto the ground, while the others went through the house. The suspect repeatedly told him not to move or he would shoot him. The victim believes the suspects were inside his residence for approximately ten minutes and because he thought they all left the house, he got up and called 911.

At about this time, one suspect was still in the house and was hollering at another suspect to hurry up and get out. The victim ran outside and observed a police car pulling up. He also observed one of the suspects walking away down the street and pointed him out to officers. This suspect was stopped and identified. The victim positively identified him as the correct suspect who had the gun and held him down onto the ground. The suspect was taken into custody. The victim described one additional suspect as a Hispanic male 25-30, with his hair in a ponytail. At least one or both of the other suspects were wearing masks and gloves.  The Robbery Unit responded and processed the scene and interviewed the victim. The 37-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

The other 3 suspects remain at large. This is an open and active investigation.