Suspects in series of armed robberies arrested in North Seattle, police say

Suspects in series of armed robberies arrested in North Seattle, police say

Image from surveillance video obtained by KIRO 7. 

SEATTLE — A 16-year-old girl, a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old man are in custody in connection with a series of armed robberies that happened in October, the Seattle Police Department announced.

The first robbery happened around 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 18 at a store in the 5700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.

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Police said three people went into the store -- one armed with a handgun -- demanded cash from the clerk and then fled.

While police were investigating, a second armed robbery involving the similarly described people occurred in the 123000 block of 15th Avenue Northeast.

As detectives were processing evidence at the second robbery, a third robbery involving similarly described people was reported at a Shell gas station mini mart in the 200 block of Northeast 45th Street.

KIRO 7 obtained surveillance video -- watch below -- from the Shell station that showed a man with a bandana over his face walk in. Shortly after, he pointed a gun at the clerk. A second man entered the store, while a third person appeared to be waiting outside the door.

No one was hurt in any of the robberies.

Police said detectives were able to identify several of the people responsible and served a search warrant in North Seattle early Wednesday morning. The 16-year-old and 20-year-old were arrested.

Police said they located the 23-year-old suspect on Thursday and booked him into the King County jail.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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