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Police make arrest following 24th/Union armed robbery — UPDATE: Capt. Davis with the collar

Seattle Police arrested the suspect in an armed robbery reported at a store near 24th and Union Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE: SPD credits East Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis with the arrest:

East Precinct Captain Nabs Central District Robber

Captain Pierre Davis was out patrolling the East Precinct Tuesday when he heard dispatchers announce that a man had just robbed a cafe at 24th and E. Union.

A cafe employee called 911 at 2:30 PM and reported the suspect—a man in his 30’s, about 5’11, wearing a blue puffy jacket and jeans—had walked up to the counter, said he had a gun, and fled after demanding cash.

Captain Davis just so happened to be driving down 23rd and E. Union, one block from the scene of the robbery, when he looked over and saw the same man—30’s, about 5’11, wearing a blue puffy jacket and jeans—walking by.

Captain Davis stopped and detained the 41-year-old man, who will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

Police were called to the area around 2:35 PM to a report of a robbery involving a weapon. The suspect was reportedly last seen headed west from 24th and Union.

A man matching the suspect description including his distinctive bad teeth was spotted by police in alley near 25th and Cherry about 10 minutes after the robbery. He was stopped and taken into custody. A witness was brought to the scene of the arrest to identify the witness. All details are preliminary at this time. SPD announced the arrest and said more details would be released soon.

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7 thoughts on “Police make arrest following 24th/Union armed robbery — UPDATE: Capt. Davis with the collar” -- All CHS Comments are held for moderation before publishing

  1. This is great news. Thank you Captain Davis!!! I walk this route every day on my way to and from work, and the renewed crime is very disconcerting. I hope we can continue to have increased police patrols in the area.

  2. So … which is it, headed west from 24th and Union, picked up one block from 23rd and Union, or picked up at 25th and Cherry? I happened to be walking by 25th and Cherry and saw the fellow against a police car, and recognized him. The disappointing thing is, a week ago, I had this guy on camera on my property smoking something that required a lot of preparation. I confronted him and he was so f&^ked up he could barely talk. Called police and they shrugged their shoulders, refused to go look for him, and said they used to be able to “just go arrest them for no reason”, but “unfortunately”, now, aw shucks, there’s nothing that can be done. It’s illegal to be high in public, and he could have been picked up (probably with a bunch of schedule 1 drugs in his pocket). I feel like cops are taking it out on us for clamping down on civil liberty infringements and are in part to blame for some of the increased crime lately, by their inaction. The same officer that acted complacently this time also ignored my report that a bunch of kids were pulling off a bottle of Grey Goose in the Midtown Center while in their parked car. He was 30 feet away. He said “thanks”, and then did nothing, as I watched for 20 minutes afterward. They respond in earnest only when a gun is reported. So congrats ongetting lucky and picking up a desperate addict you stumbled upon, and shame on you for not acting earlier, SPD.

  3. Suspect may fit the description of the suspect who tried to abduct the woman near UW. Not quite enough in the story to speculate though.