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Officers Arrest Knife-Wielding Thief In First Hill

Officers arrested a man for robbery Friday afternoon when two men interrupted a car prowl in the First Hill neighborhood.

Two men doing building maintenance in the 1200 block of James Street at 3:45 p.m. Friday, went downstairs to retrieve items from their trucks when they spotted a man helping himself to stuff stored in the bed boxes of their vehicles.  The two men confronted the suspect who pulled out a knife and threatened the victims.  The victims retreated and called 911.

Officers arrived and began searching the building for the suspect they believed was still inside.  The Officers eventually found the suspect, placed him under arrest, and booked him into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. Officers checked the area where the suspect was hiding and found all of the victim’s belongings.