• Man wanted in attack on grandmother arrested after chase, crash

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    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.

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    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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