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October 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery near Kent

King County deputies are investigating a home-invasion robbery Thursday morning near Kent where at least two shots were fired. Sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said that at least four males wearing masks forced their way into a home in the 4000 block of South 272nd Street just after 6 a.m. The suspects entered the house screaming that they were…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Man pistol-whipped and robbed in Georgetown

A man was pistol-whipped and robbed of his cellphone and backpack in Georgetown Sunday night, police said. The victim, 22, told police he was walking on First Avenue South near South Lucile Street around 11 p.m. when he was approached by two men, who pistol-whipped him in the face and took his belongings. The victim was taken to Harborview…


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September 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Police step up patrols on Capitol Hill after string of robberies

Police are increasing patrols around Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in response to reports of more than 20 robberies that have occurred in the area in the past month. Officers believe two or three groups of people are responsible for the 22 robberies near Broadway and East Pike Street and around Cal Anderson Park, according to the Seattle Police…


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August 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Coffee-shop employee attacked, robbed in North Admiral

An employee of a North Admiral coffee shop was attacked and robbed Monday as he waited for the business to open, Seattle police said. The victim arrived at work near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way about 4 a.m. and sat on the front steps to await the manager’s arrival, police said. The employee was reading from a tablet computer…


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August 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Kennewick police make arrest in bearded-woman holdup case

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Police have arrested a woman suspected of robbing a Kennewick convenience store while disguised with fake facial hair. The Tri-City Herald reports ) 35-year-old Brooke L. Hampton was arrested Wednesday at a Richland motel. She’s accused robbing a store last month by claiming to have a gun. The robber wore fake hair…


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August 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Man grazed by gunshot during robbery at Cal Anderson Park

Seattle police say a man was grazed by gunfire during a robbery at Cal Anderson Park around 1 this morning. Two men were hanging out near the Capitol Hill park’s baseball dugout after park hours when they were confronted by four or five males, said police spokesman Drew Fowler. One of the robbers pulled out a gun…


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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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