Officers Arrest Woman For Afternoon of Bad Behavior Downtown

Police arrested a 27-year-old woman in downtown Seattle Sunday afternoon after she robbed a hot dog stand and a restaurant, stole cash from a coffee shop, trespassed at a department store and became embroiled in a brawl on 2nd Avenue.

Around 3 PM Sunday, officers responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Pine Street for a robbery. The victim told police she had been working alone in the restaurant when the suspect entered the business, took money from the cash register, and began to make her exit. Hoping to stop the thief, the employee put herself between the suspect and the exit, only to be shoved several times.

A witness separated the two women after seeing the assault, and briefly chased the suspect as she fled the area. Officers searched the area and finally Officer Michelle Vallor located the 27-year-old woman, who led officers on a brief foot-chase.

After her arrest, officers realized this was the same suspect who had reportedly robbed a hot dog stand and stolen the tip jar from a nearby coffee shop within the last hour. The woman had also been detained by private security at a downtown department store for trespassing, as well becoming involved in a fight at 2nd Ave and Stewart Street.

Before taking the woman to jail, officers discovered she also had two warrants out for her arrest. Police booked her into King County Jail and turned the case over to robbery detectives, who will investigate the woman’s busy afternoon of crime.