Robbery charges were filed today against the 19-year-old Seattle man accused of robbing passengers at gunpoint aboard a King County Metro bus last Monday night.
Trevonnte Brown is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree attempted robbery for allegedly robbing two passengers and attempting to rob a third, according to the King County prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Brown is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $350,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 16.
According to Seattle police, Brown boarded the RapidRide C Line bus at Third Avenue and Pike Street around 6 p.m. with a ski mask partially covering his face. When the bus reached West Seattle he approached two passengers and demanded their phones at gunpoint.
One passenger, John Briggs, told police he initially refused the gunman’s demand, but the armed man then pushed the handgun harder into his head and said, “Don’t make this harder.” Briggs then handed over his phone, according to a police report.
With Briggs’ phone in hand, the armed man walked away. It was then that Briggs and other passengers tackled the man and held him down for police while the bus was in West Seattle, the report said.