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November 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Traffic stop leads Seattle police to robbery suspect

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A traffic stop on Sunday led Seattle police to one of two female suspects wanted in connection with a brutal strong-arm robbery earlier this month.

The robbery occurred around 4:20 p.m. Nov. 17 when the female victim was confronted by two other women at a bus stop at Rainier Avenue South and South Brandon Street, police said. The two women tried to take the victim’s purse, sparking a struggle. The victim, who was knocked down and struck in the face, eventually released the purse and the two robbers fled.

A witness spotted the two get into a light-colored sedan and gave the license-plate number to police.

Flash forward to Sunday. According to police, a 19-year-old woman who matched the description of one of the suspects was cited by an officer while driving the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was impounded by police.

Yesterday, detectives followed up and arrested the suspect, who was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

Robbery detectives are still looking for the second suspect.

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