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November 25, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Seattle gang blamed for Lakewood home invasion robbery

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say three members of a Seattle gang expected to find marijuana and cash when they targeted a Lakewood home for robbery, but it was the wrong house. The homeowner was pistol whipped but was able to arm himself Nov. 18 and fire shots that fatally wounded one of the…

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November 24, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Couple pistol-whipped, robbed at Seattle’s Volunteer Park

Seattle police are looking for two men who robbed and pistol-whipped a man and woman Sunday night at Volunteer Park. Police say the attackers came out of  bushes and confronted the two victims around 7 p.m. The two victims said they heard the sound of a handgun being cocked and one of the attackers saying they were being…

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November 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Body in Federal Way linked to shootout, robbery in Pierce County

UPDATED, 10:30 a.m. | Police say a man found dead Tuesday night outside a Federal Way apartment complex may be one of the suspects from a home invasion robbery earlier Tuesday in Lakewood. Police said Wednesday the body apparently was intentionally left in the parking lot of the Club Palisades Apartments. A woman who thought…

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October 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Bellingham bank robbery suspect waits for police, needed a home

BELLINGHAM — Police say a man who robbed a bank in Bellingham calmly waited for officers to arrive and told them he did it because he was going to be homeless and needed a place to stay. Documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court accuse 64-year-old Richard K. Gorton of the Oct. 14 robbery. Gorton lived at…

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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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