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Arrest made in last month’s West Seattle deli robbery

On April 22nd, at approximately 11:45 am, a lone male walked into a deli in the 7500 Block 35th Avenue Southwest.  The suspect approached the counter and removed a handgun from his waistband.  He pointed it at the clerk and demanded money from the till.  The suspect then fled the store and jumped into a waiting vehicle.  A number of patrol units responded, but the suspect or vehicle were not located.  Robbery detectives were tasked with the follow up investigation.  Surveillance video captured images of the suspect.  A bulletin was distributed to law enforcement.

Detectives received information from Yakima possibly identifying the suspect. The suspect was already in the Yakima County Jail on a different matter.   A robbery detective showed the victim a photo lineup and the suspect was positively identified.  The detective travelled to Yakima and took custody of the 39 year old  suspect.  He was brought back to Seattle where he was interviewed and then booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.  The Robbery Unit will continue to investigate this case.