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Suspect Arrested After Unsuccessfully Attempting to Rob a Gas Station in South Seattle

Officers apprehended a man fleeing the scene of an attempted robbery this morning in South Seattle.  Just after 10:00 a.m. a male suspect went into a gas station in the 2400 block of Beacon Avenue South and walked up to the counter where the employee was standing. The suspect demanded money and reached behind his back implying he had a concealed weapon.  The employee thought the suspect was reaching for a gun.  The employee hit the intercom and called for the manager.  The manager inquired over the intercom as to what was going on.  When the suspect heard the manager’s voice, he left the store and fled north on 15th Avenue South.  The suspect did not get any money or merchandise.

Responding officers located the suspect at 14th Avenue South and South Lander Street and placed him under arrest.  Upon being taken into custody, the suspect was positively identified by the victim.  Officers also discovered that the suspect had a felony warrant for escape and was on probation for 1st Degree Robbery.

The 44-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Robbery and his felony warrant.