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April 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Smash-and-grab robbery suspects rounded up by SPD

UPDATE:  Seattle police now say four of  five males taken to the police station were held, and one was released. A female suspect is still at large.

Of the five people brought in, two men were booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery, two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, were booked into the Youth Service Center for investigation of robbery, and one man was interviewed, then released “pending further investigation.”

 

EARLIER POST: Seattle police say that five people were arrested today after they used hammers to smash jewelry cases to rob a South Seattle pawn shop.

Police were called to a pawn shop in the 5700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South around 11 a.m.  after four men and a woman used hammers to smash the glass jewelry cases. The robbers then grabbed jewelry then took off in a silver Chevy Cruise sedan, said police spokesman Jeff Kappel.

Officers tracked the group to a home in the 4400 block of South Brandon Street,where police arrested one of the men at the front door. The other four suspects refused to come out of the house, Kappel said.

A SWAT team responded to the home and three more men came out. A woman still refused to come outside, Kappel said. The SWAT team went into the home and arrested her.

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