Officers Apprehend Robbery and Assault Suspect

A young woman sustained a minor injury during a strong-arm robbery in the Central District.  On August 14th at 4:02 p.m a female victim was using her cell phone when an unknown male suspect approached her at 20th Avenue and East James Street and took her cell phone from her hand by force and caused an injury to her hand and finger in the process.  The suspect then ran away and was pointed out to an officer a few blocks away by some witnesses. 

The suspect was apprehended, positively identified by the victim and placed under arrest.  Officers recovered the victim’s cell phone from the suspect. 

The victim did sustain minor injury to her hand and finger from the assault.

The 23 year old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and a King County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Failure to Appear on a felony narcotics violation.