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October 3, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Portland police say transients mugged 4 on bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say two men suspected of mugging four pedestrians on the Burnside Bridge appear to be transients who attacked the victims while they were walking by. Officers responded to a call at 2:15 a.m. Friday and found two naked men, one bleeding. They said they had been robbed by two men armed…

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October 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Boyfriend runs down man who robbed Spanaway barista

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County authorities say a man who witnessed his girlfriend being robbed at gunpoint chased down the suspect in his car, striking the robber as he got away. Charging documents say 28-year-old Deandre Lopez Garcia walked up to a Spanaway coffee stand Tuesday, pointed a gun at the barista and demanded money….

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September 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Police: 5 recent armed robberies in Seattle may be related

Seattle police are investigating whether a series of armed robberies, including two carjackings, may have been committed by the same people. According to an SPD media release, the first robbery occurred Tuesday night when three young men stole a man’s car at gunpoint in the 1400 block of South Main Street in the Central District. Police believe some of…

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September 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Shoplifters threaten Seattle Niketown employees with foot-measuring tool

If ever there was a case for a gumshoe. Seattle police say two women made off with bags of clothing from Niketown after threatening employees with a foot-measuring tool. The women walked into Niketown in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and began stuffing clothing and other items inside shopping bags, police said. Store staff became suspicious so one…

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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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