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April 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Two men rob Broadview victims in bed at gunpoint

UPDATE 9:25 a.m. Seattle police said this morning that an elderly man who was robbed and assaulted while in bed this morning was victim of a home-invasion robbery in February 2013. Police this morning said they are still looking for suspects in the home-invasion robbery last night.  The suspects stole the man’s Rolex watch and a diamond ring,…


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April 13, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Citizens tackle purse thief, recover stolen items

A group of citizens chased and tackled a purse thief, recovering the woman’s purse and other items, Seattle police said in a Web posting Sunday. Officers responded about 5:50 p.m. Saturday to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street to a report of a strong-arm robbery. A preliminary investigation indicated the woman was walking…


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March 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Missing purse could lead to suspect in White Center rape

The King County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a purse that was stolen from a woman who was attacked and sexually assaulted near White Center on March 7. The attack happened just after midnight as the victim was walking on the south side of Roxbury Street near 24th Avenue. She was approached by a…


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March 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Marysville police arrest man for impersonating officer

Marysville police arrested a 27-year-old Renton man Friday for allegedly identifying himself as a law- enforcement officer while robbing two men last month. The man is suspected of wearing SWAT gear and identifying himself as “task force” when he pointed a gun at two people Feb. 6 and ordered them out of their car, according to…


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March 14, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Renton man one of three charged in Idaho home invasion, robbery

The Associated Press SANDPOINT, Idaho — Authorities say a 57-year-old Elmira resident shot in the face during a home invasion was also doused with gasoline. Court documents obtained by the Bonner County Daily Bee say the man sustained a superficial wound on his cheek from a bullet and the gas wasn’t ignited during Monday’s attack. Three men are…


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March 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Seattle police arrest suspect in robbery of blind man

Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a blind man of hundreds of dollars near a bank ATM, police said this morning. The suspect was arrested last night in Pioneer Square. After taking the man into custody, officers discovered he was also wanted on a warrant out of New York state. The suspect has been…


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March 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Greenwood homicide suspect taken into custody at Sea-Tac Airport

Police at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this morning took into custody a 17-year-old suspect in Sunday’s fatal Greenwood shooting. Seattle police said they received information that the teenager planned to board a plane. Port of Seattle Police took him into custody. KING 5 has reported the teen is a student at Ballard High School. Police say there are…


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February 25, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Was Greenwood homicide linked to restaurant robbery?

Police are investigating whether the slaying of a man in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood on Sunday night may be linked to the theft of cash from a nearby restaurant a short time earlier. The victim, David L. Peterson, 54, was found in his parked car at North 85th Street and First Avenue Northwest after he called 911…


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February 25, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Seattle man shot to death for cellphone

The Associated Press Police are looking for two men and a woman who were seen running away after a man was shot to death Sunday night in a north Seattle parking lot. The victim, 54-year-old David L. Peterson, had called 911 to say he was being robbed at gunpoint for his cellphone. When officers arrived he was…


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