Police investigate string of armed robberies in Federal Way

Investigators have caught a big break and close to making arrests after a string of armed robberies over the last four weeks.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way police said they are investigating a string of armed robberies over the last four weeks.

Police said most of the robberies happened between 312th Street and 330th Street on First Avenue on the following dates:

  • Sunday, October 13: 7 Eleven, 104 SW 312th
  • Monday, October 14: Subway, 32925 1st Ave S.
  • Sunday, October 20: 7 Eleven, 104 SW 312th
  • Friday, October 25: Subway, 29017 Military Road S.
  • Tuesday, November 5: Subway, 32925 1st Ave S.
  • Tuesday, November 12: 7 Eleven, 104 SW 312th

According to Federal Way police, the suspects in the robberies were described as young teens. 
On Tuesday morning, officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven at 104 Southwest 312th Street.

Officers tracked the fleeing suspects to a nearby apartment complex and were able to identify persons of interest.

Police said there was an apartment occupied by a woman and four teens between the ages of 15 and 19.

Detectives served a search warrant at the home and found several items connecting the residents to most of the recent armed robberies.

Investigators are still processing what was seized and linking specific pieces of evidence to each of the robberies.

“Once this process has been completed, we are confident the suspects directly involved in these robberies will be identified and arrested,” police said in a release.

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