Cops Track Northgate Purse Snatchers to Lynnwood

SPD:

On April 15th at 4:18 p.m. the 19-year-old female victim was walking in the area of 5th Avenue NE and NE 102nd Street, when she was confronted by an unknown adult male suspect who grabbed her purse.  The victim resisted the suspect and clung on to her purse.  The suspect continued to pull at her purse and the victim ended up down on the sidewalk.  The suspect dragged her several feet as she clung on to her purse.  A witness came to the victim’s aid and scared off the suspect, who was last seen getting into a vehicle that fled the scene.  The victim sustained an injury to her left knee and tore her pants, but did not require medical attention.

The victim was able to give descriptive information to investigating officers regarding the suspect and the suspect vehicle that was subsequently passed on to Robbery detectives.  The detectives developed information during the course of their investigation that lead them to a residence in Lynnwood.

On April 20th at approximately 1:00 p.m. Seattle Police Robbery detectives contacted the two suspects (who turned out to be the actual robber and his getaway driver) at the Lynnwood residence.  Both suspects were interviewed and subsequently arrested and transported back to Seattle.  The primary suspect is a 28-year-old male.  His accomplice and driver is a 21-year-old female. 

Both suspects were booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery. 

This remains an active and on-going Robbery investigation.