A transaction outside two of the neighborhood’s pot shops involving two men too young to purchase marijuana legally turned into an armed robbery, Seattle Police say.
CHS reported on the large SPD response around 6 PM Friday to the area of 15th Ave E and Republican where police say the hold-up went down:
When police arrived they spoke with the 20-year-old victim who said he was attempting to purchase some marijuana from the suspect when he pulled out a gun and stole the victim’s cash. The suspect then ran away with the the victim’s $60.
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During the response, police spotted a man matching the suspect’s description when he ran out of an alley directly in front of an East Precinct sergeant’s car. “Sgt Ziemer took the heavily breathing and profusely sweating suspect into custody just a block from where the robbery took place,” the SPD briefing on the incident reads.
Police couldn’t find a gun in the suspect’s possession but a search of the area near the robbery around Ruckus and Uncle Ike’s pot shops yielded the firearm — “a black Taurus 9mm handgun, reported stolen from a Kent residence, stashed behind a dumpster in the alley.”
Officers were able to recover the victim’s $60 — though it’s likely now evidence.
Police booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of robbery and possession of a stolen firearm.
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