Man Arrested Following Capitol Hill Armed Robbery

Officers arrested a 20-year-old man following a Friday evening robbery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of East Republican Street just before 6 PM for a report of an armed robbery.

When police arrived they spoke with the 20-year-old victim who said he was attempting to purchase some marijuana from the suspect when he pulled out a gun and stole the victim’s cash. The suspect then ran away with the the victim’s $60.

As officers were approaching the scene the suspect ran out of an alley right in front of Sergeant Ziemer’s patrol car. Sgt Ziemer took the heavily breathing and profusely sweating suspect into custody just a block from where the robbery took place.

Additional officers searched the suspect and found the victim’s $60 but no firearm. Police began searching the alley and found a black Taurus 9mm handgun, reported stolen from a Kent residence, stashed behind a dumpster in the alley.

Police booked the suspect into King County jail for investigation of robbery and possession of a stolen firearm.