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August 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Woman robbed at gunpoint while waiting for bus in Rainier View

A 64-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon while waiting for a bus at a Rainier View bus stop, police said. The victim was waiting for a Metro bus around 5 p.m. in the 11800 block of Beacon Avenue South when a man came up behind her and shoved a small, silver handgun into her side, according…

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July 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Girl, woman robbed near light-rail station in Columbia City

Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City. According to police, a 13-year-old girl and 21-year-old woman had left the Columbia City Station around 10:15 p.m. when the two masked men ran up behind them in the 5000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning. The 39-year-old victim was smoking outside his apartment building in the 14000 block of Lake City Way at 2:30 a.m. when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said. When the victim pulled out…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Woman with fake whiskers robs Kennewick store

The Associated Press KENNEWICK  — Police say a woman wearing fake facial hair robbed a convenience store early Monday in Kennewick. Police say she entered the Circle K just after midnight, implied she had a gun and fled with cash from the register. In addition to the fake whiskers, The Tri-City Herald reports, she also spoke in a…

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July 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Man arrested after officer spots him robbing Lake City store

A 26-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after a police officer saw him robbing a Lake City Way 7-Eleven store with a pellet gun that resembled a handgun, Seattle police said. An officer who was flagged down by a witness spotted the masked gunman pointing the gun at the store clerk, whose hands were raised in the air,…

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July 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Armed man robs Lake City strip club

It was a nightmare start to the day for Dreamgirls at Ricks. An armed man stole “a large amount of cash” from the Lake City strip club on Friday morning even before it had opened for business, Seattle police said. The manager of Dreamgirls was standing outside the business in the 11332 block of Lake City Way just before 10:30…

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February 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Police pursuit ends in crash near Marysville

A man and woman were arrested this morning after a police pursuit ended when their SUV overturned near Marysville, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is reporting. The chase started after a sheriff’s deputy spotted the SUV, which was reported to have been used earlier this month in the armed robbery of an espresso stand in…

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January 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Fake gun, Bill Clinton mask used in Oregon holdup

The Associated Press MEDFORD, Ore. — Police say a teen used a fake gun and a Bill Clinton mask to rob a store in Southern Oregon, but fled before the clerk could even open the cash register. The Mail Tribune reports that two people were arrested within hours of the Saturday night robbery in Medford. Police say…

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December 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Seattle police hunt armed man who robbed Montlake market

Police have not identified a suspect for a Friday morning armed robbery at a Montlake market, according to a blog post. A man in his 30s or 40s reportedly entered Mont’s Market at 2350 24th Ave. E. at around 11:30 a.m. and asked for change, according to the post in the Seattle Police Department Blotter….

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December 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Police stop man with shotgun in Spokane market

SPOKANE (AP) — Spokane police believe they prevented the armed robbery of a market when they stopped a man as he was walking up to the checkout counter with a sawed-off shotgun in his jacket. Police say they received a report of a man with a weapon Thursday night near Sunset Grocery. They spotted the suspect inside…

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