Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair

After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall.

Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man seen stealing the woman’s tablet on Northgate security cameras.

This morning, around 11 AM, detectives tracked the teen to a home near the Seattle/Skyway border, in the 12000 block of 68th Avenue S., and took him into custody.

Detectives booked the suspect into the Youth Service Center for theft and are now working to identify a second suspect in the case and recover the victim’s computer.