West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car leads police to Highland Park holdup suspect

An armed-robbery suspect is in jail after police tracked him down in the stolen car they say was used in the robbery. From SPD Blotter:

Officers responded to a convenience store in the the 1600 block of SW Holden St just before 1 AM on Monday after three subjects robbed the store of cash and cigarettes. After killing some time purchasing Scratch lotto tickets and browsing the food aisles, one displayed a handgun and threatened the clerk. The other two acted as lookouts as he went behind the counter and stole cigarettes and cleared out the cash register.

The suspects fled the scene in a white Honda Accord that was stolen the previous day from South Seattle.

Just after 9 PM last night, Officers Brandon McDougald and Nick Evans spotted the stolen vehicle used in the robbery that morning. The driver, and sole occupant, was placed under arrest. Officers found methamphetamine in his pockets as well as the scratch tickets he likely bought just before the robbery. The 40-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for robbery, auto theft, and narcotics.

We followed up with SPD to ask where the vehicle was spotted, since it’s not in the SPDB post: 20th SW/SW Henderson. (added) We checked on the suspect’s background; he does not appear to have a felony record.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car leads police to Highland Park holdup suspect"

  • MotorMike December 1, 2015 (3:58 pm)

    Thank you SPD, great job!

  • KD December 1, 2015 (7:49 pm)

    40 years old? Geez!!

  • they December 2, 2015 (10:46 am)

    As a supporter of legal gun ownership this is a great opportunity to demonstrate a point. If the person or persons did in fact us a gun to rob someone at gun point then they should never see the light of day again. Other wise it shows how the people charged with protecting the community have failed on the simplest level.

  • Delmar December 2, 2015 (5:02 pm)

    Hmmmm…so this soon to be “first-time” felon should receive a life sentence? I don’t swing to the right or the left but that’s not justice. More like an emotional over reaction. And what point is being demonstrated? That you own guns and blame the judicial system for what “you” see as it’s failures?

    What if he didn’t have the gun? And yes I understand the law…”In for a penny in for a pound”

  • they December 2, 2015 (9:19 pm)

    First time maybe, maybe not. If he didn’t have a gun then no issue. At the end of the day rich or poor all we have is our life and if someone takes it than it demonstrates a breakdown of a civilized society. There are many way others have taken another life many could be subjective but pointing a gun at someone is very straight forward. It demonstrates I don’t follow rules I make them at all cost.

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