Three From the SPD Blotter

Police looking for the “Grab ‘n Go Bandit”:

On January 18th at about 9:15 a.m.,  the pictured suspect entered and robbed a grocery located in the 10200 block of Aurora Avenue North.  The suspect approached the clerk and initially asked for a pack of Marlboro cigarettes.  When the clerk put the cigarettes on the counter the suspect put his hand behind his back suggesting that he was armed with a gun.  The suspect walked behind the counter and grabbed money from the register.  Robbery detectives believe that he is responsible for five other commercial robberies in the North Precinct, with the first one having occurred on January 5th.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Attempted burglary at Roosevelt High School:

On January 21st at approximately 3:24 a.m. officers responded to an alarm at a public high school located in the 1400 block of NE 66th Street.  School Security had detained an 18-year-old male suspect who was observed walking out of the school’s south doors after the alarm had been tripped.  The suspect was in possession of a backpack and a crowbar at the time of his apprehension.  Responding officers took custody of the suspect and he was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

Armed robber arrested at Aurora motel:

On January 19th at approximately 8:13 p.m. a thrift store located in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue South was robbed at knife-point by a lone adult male suspect.  The suspect confronted two female clerks behind the counter.  He grabbed one of the victims by the throat and held a knife to her while demanding money.  The suspect stole cash from the register and fled the scene on foot.

Robbery detectives assigned to the cases were able to develop information that led them to motel in the 8900 block of Aurora Avenue North.  Detectives located the suspect inside one of the units and took him into custody without incident.

The 50-year-old male suspect was interviewed by detectives and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.