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Police arrest Ballard robbery and assault suspect in Phinney Ridge

Last night Seattle Police arrested a Ballard robbery suspect in Phinney Ridge.

From the SPD Blotter:

On April 17th, just before 3:00 pm, a woman was sitting in her parked car in the 8000 Block of 24th Avenue NW. She was confronted by three suspects, a male and two females, who she knows, over money owed to them. The suspects began attacking her, punching her in the head and upper body. One of the females began hitting her with a screwdriver. During the assault, the suspects grabbed the victim’s purse and fled in a van. North Precinct officers responded and the victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire. Officers conducted an area search, but did not locate the suspect van.

The case was referred to the Robbery Unit. The suspects had been identified and a wanted bulletin was distributed. On April 26th, at 11:00 pm, North Precinct Anti-Crime Team officers saw the male suspect in a vehicle in the 6000 Block of Phinney Avenue North. Prior to officers stopping him, he was seen funbling with something underneath the driver’s seat. The officers stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody. As he was getting out of the car, a holster fell from his body and officers observed a handgun underneath the seat. The vehicle was impounded pending further investigation. The suspect was transported to the Robbery Unit office where he was interviewed by detectives. The 46 year old man was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and Violation of Uniformed Firearms Act. Robbery detectives continue to investigate this case.

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