- Breanne sent us details earlier today of quick actions by two witnesses to a street robbery near 14th and John that ended with the thief out of breath and on his way to jail:
Some jerk stole a woman’s phone from the vicinity of 14th and John early this afternoon. A man joined her and chased him down John and over to 13th and Denny, where they caught him and pinned him to the ground until the cops showed. It took them all of about three minutes, and then four cop cars arrived, sirens screaming.
So if you’ve gotten questions about what all the hullabaloo was just before 1 pm today, that’s what was going on. It sounded like the woman got her phone back. The guy who helped her chase down the phonesnatcher seemed like a stranger to her, so he did a pretty great thing today.
Here are the details from SPD:
A tired and out of breath suspect gives up after running off with a woman’s I-Phone. On 07/15/2012, at approximately 12:41 p.m., a witness called police to report that at 13th Ave E and E John he had observed a female chasing a white male yelling that her cell phone had been stolen.
Officers arrived on scene at 13th Ave E and E Denny and observed two witnesses standing over a man. The two witnesses told officers that they had chased this suspect southbound through an alley from 13th Ave E and E John Street after he had stolen the victim’s cell phone.
Both witnesses observed the suspect run away southbound with the woman’s cell phone. The victim was yelling and attempting to run after him.
The suspect gave up and sat down on the ground in the 1300 block of E Denny. He placed the cell phone on the ground and the two witnesses gave the cell phone back to the victim.
According to the victim the suspect had asked to borrow her I-phone. She allowed the man to make a call but he ran away with the cell phone after he had made his call.
The 26-year-old man admitted to stealing the victim’s I-Phone. He was booked into King County Jail for Theft and a no bail Edmonds Police Department misdemeanor warrant for DUI.
- CHS has learned details of an attempted armed hold-up Sunday evening just south of Seattle University. According to the account, a woman told police she was held up by a man with a gun in a gray Taurus near 12th and E Remington Court Sunday around 7:15p. The woman told police she did not give the man any money and he left in the vehicle.