An incident involving heavily armed police officers surrounding an SUV on the edge of Cal Anderson Park earlier this week is related to the investigation of a recent robbery, a Seattle Police Department representative tells CHS.
According to police, the guns-drawn traffic stop of the white SUV near the park on Wednesday just after 5p — captured in a dramatic picture featured on the Stranger’s Slog — netted a vehicle that detectives believe has been used in a recent robbery. It’s not clear if this CHS community post documents the same incident or another arrest.
SPD was not yet able to provide details of when and where the robbery the SUV is believed to have been used in occurred. CHS reported on this mugging Monday night at 17th and Aloha in which a woman was punched in the face by a female suspect who then grabbed the woman’s purse and fled the scene in a vehicle described as a large, white SUV.
According to police, four people were taken into custody in Wednesday’s traffic stop but were interviewed and released. The SUV was impounded as part of the ongoing investigation.
SPD could not tell us how the SUV had been identified near the park. The traffic stop involved multiple police vehicles and officers wearing bullet proof vests