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July 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Man held in West Seattle, Capitol Hill robberies

 

A 25-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning after police connected him to an armed robbery of two women in West Seattle as well as a gunpoint robbery in Capitol Hill a short time earlier.

The women were walking in the area of Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Genesee Street about 1 a.m. Sunday when two men approached them and one asked for a cigarette, Seattle police said.

Neither woman had a cigarette, and as they walked away one of the men confronted them from behind with a handgun and demanded their purses, police said.

A witness walking his dog interrupted the robbery, prompting the gunman to run. The women and witness chased the man and saw him get into a vehicle, driven by a second suspect, police said. The vehicle sped away.

Officers, provided with a good description of the vehicle, found it in the 2300 block of Southwest Brandon Street, with a man standing next to it with the trunk open. After the women were brought to the scene, he was identified as the driver of the vehicle that had sped away, police said.

After he was arrested, officers found property belonging to the women as well as items belonging to a man who had been robbed in Capitol Hill about 30 minutes before the West Seattle incident, police said. Police also recovered a handgun, and he was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

The description of the man in custody was similar to that of one of two suspects in the Capitol Hill case, who approached a man and woman on 14th Avenue Avenue East and East Howell Street about 12:30 a.m.

One of the suspects pointed a handgun, made a deadly threat and demanded their property, police said. Both suspects fled with the victims’ valuables.

A second suspect remains at large and police asked anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts to call 911 or the Seattle police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.

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