Two Edmonds men have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a Shoreline woman as well as a string of robberies in the Seattle area.
The suspects, ages 34 and 35, were arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in the 15200 block of Aurora Avenue North in Shoreline. They have each been booked into the King County Jail on investigation of multiple counts of first-degree robbery and one count of kidnapping.
One of the men was also booked on investigation of sexual assault, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The men are suspected of 18 to 20 robberies of citizens at gunpoint. In one case, a Shoreline woman was robbed, kidnapped and sexually assaulted as she left her car in a parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The men are also suspected of robberies in Seattle and Mountlake Terrace.