Police arrest suspect in armed robbery after parking enforcement spotted vehicle used in crime

Seattle Police recover a handgun in the driver's side of the suspect's car. (Courtesy of Seattle Police Department)

Seattle Police arrested an armed robbery suspect Monday after a parking enforcement officer identified the vehicle used in the crime.

Two women were caught shoplifting from a convenience store on 7200 Block of East Marginal way South on Aug. 13.

The shoplifters left the store with several stolen items and got into a silver Mercedes. The store clerk followed them out and approached the vehicle. The male in the driver's seat pointed a gun at the clerk before driving off with the two women.

On Monday afternoon, a parking enforcement officer spotted the suspect's Mercedes on the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue South.

Officers responded to the scene and found a handgun from the driver's side floorboard in the vehicle.

The 53-year-old suspect was taken into custody and has been booked into King County Jail for first-degree robbery.

Detectives are actively investigating.


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