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:
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.