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The Today File

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May 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Woman robbed by 3 teens after leaving Seattle pot dispensary

A 64-year-old woman was robbed by three teens shortly after she left a medical marijuana dispensary in South Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, according to Seattle police.

One suspect was arrested after witnesses chased and pinned him until police arrived, police said.

According to police, the victim said she left the dispensary at Rainier Avenue South and South Andover Street around 4:10 p.m. and had maneuvered her way around a crowded bus stop when she felt someone near her. As she looked over her shoulder, the teens grabbed her, seized her walker and snatched the bags she had affixed to it, police said.

As the three teens took off running, the woman tried to flag down passing cars for help, according to police.

While police were on their way, dispatchers received another call from several witnesses who reported following the suspects and cornering them at a park in the 3100 block of 31st Avenue South, police said.

Though two suspects got away, police said, the witnesses were able to hold one until police arrived and took him into custody. A 16-year-old male, who was positively identified by several witnesses, was booked into King County Youth Service Center.

Some of the victim’s stolen property was recovered, police said.

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