Fourth of July capture extinguishes fugitive's accused crime spree


FUGITIVE CAPTURED July 4th, 2013 -- Accused armed robber Andrew Lemm spent his holiday in jail after surrendering on the 4th. Numerous viewers called Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound to identify him after WMW aired surveillance video on June 9th of him using a handgun to rob a Plaid Pantry store in Seattle. Five days after the video was broadcast, King County detectives say Lemm used a hatchet to hold up a 7-Eleven store in Shoreline.  The clerk and a customer ran from the store as detectives say Lemm -- whose head was covered with a shirt or other clothing -- brandished the weapon. He allegedly stole lottery tickets, cigarettes and milk among other items.  Investigators say he cashed in the lottery tickets at another store and was identified from surveillance video. Surveillance photos from the 7-Eleven robbery aired on Q13 FOX News at 9 and 10 last Wednesday night along with Lemm’s picture. He is also suspected in a home burglary and vehicle theft in King County. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Oregon when Lemm was arrested.  Authorities there released him from jail last week because they weren’t aware he was wanted in Washington state. Detectives say his mother drove to Oregon to pick him up and bring him back to Seattle where he surrendered on Independence Day. When questioned, he invoked his right to remain silent. Lemm is the 431st fugitive brought to justice after being featured on Washington’s Most Wanted.  

FUGITIVE WANTED IN SEATTLE June 28, 2013 -- Thanks to you, we're one step closer to snagging an accused armed robber who hit a Plaid Pantry convenience store in Seattle, just after midnight a few weekends ago. Seattle police say Andrew Lemm is 'armed and dangerous' -- and on the run. "There's absolutely no question this guy knows he's wanted," says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. "First of all, he saw himself on Washington's Most Wanted. I'm sure everyone in the world told him, 'hey, they're looking for you.' The thing that bothers us is he's got a gun. He's on the street. He may do something stupid." Watch the video -- as the armed robber detectives say is Lemm -- barges in, pushes a customer to the side and points a gun right at the clerk and demands the cash. The store employee stays calm and gives him the drawer. The thief starts grabbing the money by the fistfuls, getting all the bills and then and jamming them in the front pocket of his jeans. The clerk even politely offers to help him, giving him a bag so he take all the coins. Detectives say that wasn't the only time Lemm came into the store. He and a buddy showed up earlier that night as well -- notice he's wearing the same hat and sweatshirt. His buddy in the black and purple hat tries to buy a beer with a scratch off ticket, but when he turns out to be a loser, he pays cash for the brewski. Here are the details on ANDREW LEMM:

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