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- Gunpoint robbery: A suspect got away with a woman’s backpack and wallet early last Thursday after an armed robbery at the base of Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department.Police say the woman was walking in the 800 block of Pike Street just before 1 AM when she was approached by a man who asked her for change for a $5 bill. The woman said she didn’t have change and the man walked away, but he quickly returned, speed walking toward her and displaying a black six shooter gun, according to police.The woman raised her arms and told the man to take what he needed, and he unclasped her backpack and removed her wallet from her back pocket, according to police.
Shortly after the robbery, police received a similar robbery call in the 400 block of Westlake Ave N.
- Handcuffed escapee finally tracked down: The suspect who escaped near Yesler Terrace while handcuffed a few weeks back has finally been captured. Alan Polevia was arrested after being spotted last week rummaging through a dumpster in Burien, according to police. Polevia escaped custody following his arrest on burglary warrants.
- Pharmacy forgery assault: A woman attempting to obtain prescription drugs from a Broadway pharmacy last week threw a shopping basket at one employee and bit another after they noticed her prescription was forged, according to the Seattle Police Department.Police say the woman went to a pharmacy in the 1400 block of Broadway on March 19 and asked for the prescription, which she said was for her father. When the pharmacist looked up his name in the computer system, however, she noticed it was flagged for previous forgery.The pharmacist asked the woman for her ID, and called the doctors office in attempts to confirm the prescription, but the doctor also denied the prescription, according to police.
While the pharmacist was on the phone, the woman became angry and demanded her ID back, according to police. When the pharmacist refused, the woman threw a shopping basket at her.
She then ran to the front of the store, but was stopped by an assistant manager, whom she bit on the arm during his attempt to detain her.
During the incident a man, later identified as the woman’s brother, also tried to help her escape, but was unable to do so and left the store.
Police arrived and arrested her for investigation of forgery and assault, as well as a misdemeanor warrant for driving with a suspended license. The brother has also been involved in three separate prescription forgery incidents, according to police.
- Capitol Hill gunfire leads to arrests: Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning following gunfire in the streets of Capitol Hill and a big-time getaway failure.