TUKWILA, Wash. - A man who police say attacked and robbed a grandmother in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood was taken into custody Friday in the Tukwila area after fleeing from police and crashing his car.
Seattle police say SWAT officers were pursuing the suspect, who crashed on an I-405 ramp at about 11:30 a.m. His car ended up in the brush on the other side of the Jersey barrier.
Video from Chopper 7 showed the suspect's bumper on the road. The front end of the car was smashed, and one wheel was stuck on top of the barrier. (See video from Chopper 7 near the bottom of the story.)
Police say the man is believed to have robbed a 68-year-old woman.
KIRO 7 obtained the video that shows the victim, Mei Yeung, being followed by a stranger.
You hear screams and then a struggle ensues with a man apparently covering her mouth and trying to grip a gold necklace around her neck.
The video shows Yeung breaking free and a man quickly grabbing her, pulling her back – she then hits the ground.
Yeung told KIRO 7 she believes the man followed her from the nearby bus stop in the Rainier Beach area near Renton Avenue South and 61st Avenue.
It was last month KIRO 7 reported about a string of robberies, mostly in the Rainier Valley, targeting Asian women.
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