Smash & Grab Jewelry Robbery in South Seattle

On April 30th at 11:04 a.m. officers responded to the report of a robbery of a pawn shop in the 5700 block of MLK Jr. Way South.  Preliminary investigation indicates that five suspects (four males and one female) entered the pawn shop armed with hammers, which they then used to smash out the glass of the jewelry cases.  The suspects grabbed jewelry and fled the scene in a silver Chevy Cruise sedan.   Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspects at a residence in the 4400 block of South Brandon Street.  Officers contacted one of the male suspects at the front door of the house who was subsequently arrested.  The other suspects refused to come out of the house. 

The SWAT team was called to the scene.  After SWAT’s arrival three more male suspects came outside and were placed under arrest.  A fifth subject believed to still be inside the house refused to come out.  The SWAT team made entry into the house, located a male subject hiding and placed him under arrest.  No one else was located in the residence.

All five subjects were transported to the Robbery Office where they were interviewed by detectives.  A fifth suspect, the female, remains outstanding. 

Two adult male suspects, 22 and 23 years old, will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery. 

Two juvenile male suspects, 16 and 17 years old, will be booked into the Youth Service Center (juvenile detention) for Investigation of Robbery. 

The fifth subject, an adult male, was interviewed and released pending further investigation.

This remains an active and on-going Robbery Unit investigation.