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Four Robbery Suspects Arrested Near Northgate

Four suspects were arrested last night after they robbed a group of people walking through the Northgate Tranist Center.

Shortly after 11:00 pm, two victims and four witnesses were in the Transit Center when they were approached by a group of six black males.  One of the suspects said, “There are six of you and six of us,” and displayed a knife.  One of the suspects attempted, unsuccessfully, to take one of the victims’ cell phones.  Failing that, he tried to take the victim’s wallet,  while another suspect struck another victim in the face.

Fearing for their safety, the group being attacked ran away, being chased by the suspects.  As they were fleeing, one the victim’s shoes came off while he was running, and was picked up by the suspects.  Employees of a nearby business heard the chase and called 911.

Officers arrived in the area quickly, along with a K-9 team and the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Guardian One.  Containment was set up, and the K-9 and his handler began a track.

With the assistance of Guardian One,  four of the six suspects were located and arrested without incident in the 100 Block of NE 95th Street. The victims were able to positively identify one of the suspects as the main suspect, and he was later booked into the Youth Services Center.  Two other suspects were booked into YSC and the King County Jail, while the fourth person arrested was identified and released from the precinct,  with charges being requested.

The victim only sufferred minor injuries and declined medical attention.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.