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(UPDATE: Arrested) Help Robbery Detectives Put the Heat on Lil’ Soup


Groce is in custody after his mother brought him to the East Precinct early Wednesday morning. Detectives interviewed Groce and booked him into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.


Do you know where detectives can find Lemel Groce? Police believe Groce—a.k.a. “Lil’ Soup”—was one of three men suspected of robbing a 15-year-old at gunpoint in the Brighton neighborhood last week.

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Police believe Groce and two other men flashed a gun at a 15-year-old boy before snatching his necklace and fleeing. Officers chased down one of Groce’s accomplices and turned the case over to robbery detectives, who have since identified Groce as one of the other suspected robbers.

Groce, 18, is 6’0, 170 pounds, and frequents the Seattle and Renton areas. He is also a professed gang member known to have access to firearms. If you know where detectives can find him, please call (206) 684-5535 or 911.