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Armed Robber Jailed after Failed Cell-Phone Robbery on Lake City Way

Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday night for threatening a woman with a knife and attempting to steal her cell phone.

The victim reported two men approached her around 8:30 PM in the Lake City area. One of the suspects brandished a knife at her while trying to steal her cell phone, but the victim was able to run in a nearby restaurant near Northeast 125th Street and Lake City Way Northeast. The men left the area when she did.

After police arrived, the woman spotted the knife-wielding suspect in a nearby park and pointed him out to officers. He was arrested and officers confiscated a large, illegal fixed-blade knife. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. The second robbery suspect is still being sought by police.