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May 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Man who robbed Metro passengers sentenced to 13 1/2 years

A Seattle man who held up Metro bus passengers at gunpoint in two separate incidents last year was sentenced this afternoon to 13 1/2 years in prison. King County prosecuting attorneys had asked for the 13 1/2-year prison term, which is at the high end of the standard range, after Trevonnte Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree robbery, second-degree…


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May 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Moses Lake storekeeper, 89, swats robber with golf club

The Associated Press An 89-year-old Eastern Washington storekeeper says she swatted at a sword-wielding robber with a golf club after he pushed her to the floor. KREM-TV reports that Miyo Koba’s son says she was not hurt in the weekend scuffle in Moses Lake. Police recovered the cash register taken Sunday from Frank’s Superette. Police say the intruder…


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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…


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May 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Sheriff’s K-9 tracks down suspects in SeaTac despite injury

A King County sheriff’s K-9 managed to track down two robbery suspects early Saturday morning in SeaTac despite suffering an injury, the sheriff’s office said. Frodo, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was deployed in the 16500 block of International Boulevard South after two suspects pulled a gun on a man, demanded money, then struck him in the head with a…


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May 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Suspect arrested in University District robbery

Seattle police arrested a man Saturday night for attempted robbery, after he reportedly assaulted a victim in a University District alley with a pair of handcuffs. At around 11 p.m., according to police,  the victim said he was confronted by a man he knew in an alley in the 4300 block of University Way Northeast. The suspect told the victim…


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April 26, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Man shot during robbery attempt in University District

Seattle police say a 26-year -old man was shot in the arm during an attempted robbery early this morning in the University District. The victim was walking in the 4500 block of Ninth Avenue N.E. shortly before 1 a.m., when two people, one armed with a gun and the other carrying a baseball bat, confronted him…


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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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