Armed robber found hiding out at Kent area hotel


From the Seattle Police blotter - written by Detective Renee Witt

On 12/18/12, just shortly before 11:00 a.m., the victim was laying in bed at her home in the 6300 block of 42 Av SW with her three-year-old daughter when she was awakened to the sound of her front door being kicked in.

The victim heard footsteps coming up the stairs and suddenly two men burst into her bedroom yelling and pointing guns at her and her daughter. The suspects demanded all of the victim’s money and valuables or they would shoot her.

The suspects went throughout the victim’s house and collected cash, jewelry and her purse. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.

On 12/20/12, the victim positively identified one of the suspects, from a photomontage. The victim was very scared that the suspects were going to come back and kill her.

On 12/21/12 the suspect was charged in King County Superior Court with Robbery – 1, Burglary – 1 and Felony Harassment. A warrant for his arrest was issued for $250,000.00. On 12/28/12, SPD Detectives along with the Marshall’s Task Force located the 23-year-old suspect at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Kent. The suspect was arrested when he and another male exited the room to enter a vehicle in the lot.

Both men were transported to the Robbery Unit to be interviewed. A search warrant was obtained for the hotel room and vehicle. Detectives recovered a .380 semi-automatic handgun. They also found an adult female hiding inside the room. She was arrested and booked into King County Jail for a burglary warrant.
The 23-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery, Burglary and Harassment. The second adult male was investigated and released.

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