Scratch one robber; Man buys lottery tickets with loot from stick up

At around 7:20pm June 20 according to Seattle Police a male committed an armed robbery of the 7-11 store at 1600 SW Holden Street.

No gun was seen but was implied.

The suspect demanded cash and got it, then fled. By chance officers from the Southwest Anti-Crime Team were in the area in plain clothes and located the suspect.

He was followed to another mini-market which he entered and remained for several minutes. Officers waited outside and when the suspect left he was apprehended and arrested.

The suspect had a large amount of cash on his person and had bought at least $100 in scratch lotto tickets. The first store clerk positively identified the robber.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

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