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Cops Crack Case After Capitol Hill Robber Reveals Cache of Stolen Cash

When police investigated a robbery outside a Capitol Hill gas station early Tuesday morning, they quickly found the suspect and retrieved his knife. Finding his stolen cash, however, proved more difficult— that is until the suspect helped officers crack the case.

Police were called to a gas station at Broadway and East Pike Street for a robbery around 2:30 A.M. after the 42-year-old suspect pulled a knife on a man outside the business. Officers arrived, found the suspect, took him into custody, and recovered his knife from behind the gate of a closed business. However, when police patted the suspect down, they weren’t able to find the cash he’d stolen from his victim.

After arresting the suspect and taking him back to the East Precinct, he volunteered that he had stashed the money in between his buttocks. The suspect retrieved his glute loot—two twenty dollar bills—which he handed over to police.

Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for robbery and theft warrant.