Seattle Police say they have captured the street robber who has been “terrorizing” residents in a series of armed street robberies stretching from Capitol Hill to Madison Valley.
“The suspect terrorizing Capitol Hill residents was arrested last night,” the brief sent to local media Monday morning reads. Police say the suspect may have robbed up to five “Capitol Hill residents.”
Details of the arrest will be available soon.
The most recent hold-up in the string happened Friday, January 18th. Police say a man called 911 that morning o report his mother had been held up at gunpoint and had her purse taken on the street near 27th and Thomas. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a long, black jacket and brandishing a silver pistol. According to radio dispatches, the victim said the suspect had chambered a round as he threatened her during the course of the robbery.
It was the third hold-up in the area this month CHS has reported on involving a suspect threatening his victims with a silver pistol. CHS reported on this gunpoint hold-up near 21st and John Monday afternoon and a woman told police she had a gun held to her head in a robbery at 21st and Mercer on Thursday, January 10th. The area around 21st and Mercer has been especially jittery following a break-in of an occupied home that also occurred in the area in the wake of the scary hold-up.
Another armed robbery in the area occurred on Saturday, January 19th on E Union but some of the details of that incident including gun type and suspect description differed from the other reports.
The bust marks the second robbery suspect SPD hauled in over the weekend. Friday might, police arrested David Hansen a suspect in robberies in which police say the 25-year-old lured his victims with promises of sex.
“Silver Pistol” Hold-ups
- — January 10th — 7:30 PM
- — January 14th — 4 PM
- — January 18th — 9 AM