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Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Car, Gun Recovered

A 25-year-old convicted felon was arrested Sunday evening after he was caught breaking into a parked vehicle and stealing items.  The owner confronted him and the suspect actively fought to retain the stolen property.  Security officers nearby intervened and detained the suspect until the police arrived.  During the struggle, a gun fell from the suspect’s waistband.

Shortly after 5:00 pm on Sunday, East Precinct officers responded to the 1000 block of Spring Street  for the reported robbery.  The owners of the vehicle stated that they saw the suspect inside their parked car, removing items from it.  A struggle ensued, with the suspect actively fighting to hold on to the stolen property.  Nearby security officers heard the commotion and rushed over to assist.

During the struggle, a 9mm handgun fell from the suspect’s waistband to the ground.  The security officers were able to detain the suspect until officers arrived.

Officers arrested the suspect.  A check of the suspect’s name showed that he is a convicted felon, and thereby prohibited from possessing a handgun.  A check of the gun showed that it was reported as stolen. 

The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery, felony gun charges, and possession of a stolen firearm.  The handgun was submitted into evidence.