• Suspect wanted in connection with South Seattle armed robbery arrested in Idaho

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    TWIN FALLS, Idaho - The suspect wanted in connection with an February armed robbery in South Seattle was arrested in Twin Falls, Idaho, officers with the Seattle Police Department said Tuesday. 

    Police had been searching for the suspect after they said he held up a fast-food restaurant in the 3200 block of Rainier Avenue South just after 10 p.m. on Feb. 28.

    According to police, the man waited for a customer to leave the store and then demanded a female employee open the store’s safe. Police said the suspect implied he had a gun, but one was not seen by employees.

    “The suspect was wearing latex gloves and had the lower portion of his face covered by a mask. After taking money from the safe and the registers, the suspect walked out of the business,” police said.

    According to police, information developed by robbery detectives helped officials identify the suspect.

    The suspect’s identity was then shared with several law enforcement partners with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

    “Yesterday the 22-year-old suspect was arrested. He will be extradited back to Seattle for the robbery. This remains an active and on-going investigation,” a Seattle Police official said in a blotter post. 

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