Robbers arrested in South Seattle

Detectives arrest two robbers and recover stolen property in South Seattle. On October 11, 2013 at 12:40p.m., the victim was standing in the bus stop in the 11100 block of Beacon Avenue S. when he was robbed by a White male and Hispanic male. One was wearing a dark bandanna covering his face and he displayed a handgun. He demanded the victim’s money and cell phone. The victim remembered that one suspect had a distinctive cross tattoo on the web of his left hand.

At 4:00 p.m., a second victim was at Kubota Gardens Park, when he was confronted by two males. One was wearing a dark bandanna covering his face and he displayed a handgun. The suspects demanded his money and cell phone. After “pocket checking” the victim, the suspects struck in the face and fled. Several units responded to both calls, but the suspects could not be located. The victim sustained a bloody lip, but declined medical attention. A backpack, cell phones and money were taken in the robberies.

One of the stolen cell phones was tracked to an address in the 5500 block of S. Leo where both suspects were contacted. Both denied involvement in any street robberies. The first victim was brought by for a show-up and he positively identified both as the correct suspects. They were taken into custody and transported to the SPD Robbery Office for processing.

Detectives interviewed both suspects. One suspect told them where he hid the Apple iPhone in a neighbor’s yard. The phone was recovered.

The second suspect invoked Miranda and was not interviewed.

 Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence. Clothing, including the bandanna, and all the items taken in the robberies were recovered. The handgun which turned out to be a BB pistol was also recovered.

 The 20-year-old Hispanic male suspect was booked into the KCJ for Investigation of Robbery. The 15-year-old white male suspect was booked into YSC for Investigation of Robbery.