UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Admiral robbery attempt

Update this morning from Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske, in a message sent to multiple community groups:

I wanted to update you all that we made an arrest in one of the 5 robberies that occurred here in the last week. We are continuing to work the others.

We’re following up to find out more and will add here. If you’re looking for background – here’s our most recent followup, with links to our coverage of all five of the recent street robberies.

ADDED 10:41 AM: A bit more information: We’ve just confirmed which robbery the arrest was made in relation to – it’s the attempted robbery that happened Tuesday afternoon but wasn’t reported to police until Wednesday, a 13-year-old boy who was asked about his phone at Admiral Safeway and then followed across California SW, where two would-be robbers tried to take it from him. Details were in the followup mentioned above, same link.

ADDED 4:37 PM: Even more information, according to SPD: The suspect’s probation officer happened to spot him in the area and knew there was a warrant out for him, related to a theft case, and contacted police. They arrested the suspect on that and for probable cause in the Tuesday robbery attempt, and he was booked into the King County Youth Services Center, since he’s a juvenile. We will check with prosecutors next week regarding charge(s).

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Admiral robbery attempt"

  • Youknow January 23, 2015 (10:23 am)

    One for the good guys :-)

  • Lox January 23, 2015 (10:59 am)

    Keep it up. Let’s stay on it. Not in our hood. Best news of the day.

  • Wes C. Addle January 23, 2015 (11:06 am)

    Good to hear as this is the one in my neighborhood. Hopefully it’s the same guy that the did 7-11 one too.

  • Mr. A January 23, 2015 (12:04 pm)

    Bravo. That was our son that they went after. We were, however, also able to provide a name of the suspect after using our older sons highschool networking to identify him. Woo-Hoo!!! Take that thugs.

  • Garden_nymph January 23, 2015 (12:10 pm)

    Great job SPD! Thanks for the work you do!

  • me January 23, 2015 (12:25 pm)

    Job very well done!!

  • HelperMonkey January 23, 2015 (12:32 pm)

    hopefully they try this punk as an adult. let’s see how tough he is when he gets to Walla Walla.

  • Diane January 23, 2015 (2:46 pm)

    very good news

  • Martin@44th January 23, 2015 (3:00 pm)

    awesome Seattle PD! You are also being very visible on California Ave which is great. Keep up the great work.

  • Mike January 24, 2015 (8:03 am)

    When can we get a name of this kid? I want to keep track of who these repeat offenders are. I also want to start pushing public officials to crack down on parents of these repeat offenders. If their kids are doing illegal activities over and over, they are not fit to be parents.

  • helridge January 24, 2015 (11:02 am)

    Mike you probably won’t get a name until he’s charged and maybe not even then since he’s a minor. But may I ask, what do you need it for? Are you going to harass him and his parents? I am friends with a family who tried everything they can to help their son – counseling, rehab, peer groups, mentoring, you name it – but their son knows his little “rights” are protected and he can refuse the help and only juvie can keep him locked up. He ends up being a repeat offender because he doesn’t get held for very long and there is no help for him, so his parents suffer and likewise the community suffers. You can blame parents all day, and you may be right in some cases, but really you need to look at how horrible the system is.

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