Detectives seek man in SeaTac robbery

by: Deborah Horne Updated:

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SEATAC, Wash. - KIRO 7 was first to tell Jon about the brazen robbery that happened last week not far from his house.

"This is the first time I'm hearing about it," he said. "And I'm kind of shocked."

For a moment, it seemed he didn't believe it.

"So I'm pretty shocked," he said. "Are you sure it's here?"

"Two hundred twelve block of 40th Way South," he was told.

"This is 40th Way South," he said, his voice trailing off.

Jenny Boadu had the same quizzical look as she sat in her vehicle.

"I sort of am hoping you have the wrong address," Boadu says, "'Cause it's kind of scary."

She, too, lives on 40th Way South.

"It's really shocking, especially around here, because it's not something we've ever heard about," said Boadu.

"Yes, we love it here. It's always very quiet."

That quiet was disturbed at about 8:30 p.m. last Monday.

A woman told detectives she was sitting in her car, and talking on her cell phone when a man came up to her window, pulled out a gun and took her cell phone.

She says he is Asian, in his 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, has a skinny build, a thin mustache and an unusually small mouth and chin.

"We want to catch the guy," said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff's public information officer. "We want to get this guy off the streets.

I mean, if he's that brazen that he's going to walked up to a parked car, pull out a gun and attempt to rob somebody, what's next?"

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the King County Sheriff's Office at 206-296-3311 or you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).