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- E Pike armed robbery arrest: A Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap helped land an armed shoplifting suspect in jail after a Tuesday afternoon ripoff at E Pike men’s boutique Sharply. According to the SPD report on the armed robbery arrest, two men entered the 500-block E Pike store and a worker recognized one of the duo from a previous shoplifting incident. One of the suspects said he was shopping for his nephew’s birthday and was taking pictures of the store while the other male went to the front of the store. According to the report, the two men left separately and the employee noticed “the bag the suspect 1 was carrying looked more full” than before. The employee checked a rack near where the suspect had been standing and found five shirts had been taken. The employee rushed out of the store and found the two men walking away from the scene together. According to the report, the suspects began to run but the employee was able to chase them down on Summit where he said he told them he only wanted the shirts back. As the situation became heated, police say one of the men pulled out a three-inch knife and threatened the employee until he backed off. Police were called and were able to locate one of the suspects at Boren and Pike thanks to his LA Dodgers hat. The suspect was also found to have multiple warrants including harassment, property destruction, and assault. He also provided a false name to officers. He was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of armed robbery. There were no reported injuries. The second suspect was not located. The value of the stolen shirts was $220. They were apparently not recovered.
- CD knife assault arrest: Police made a quick arrest and the victim’s injuries were fortunately minor in a reported knife assault at a Central District apartment overnight. Police responded to the just before 1 AM stabbing and found a male matching the suspect description outside the 22nd Ave E building where he was taken into custody without incident. According to Seattle Fire, the assault resulted in only minor injuries.
- 12th/Yesler crashes: Two Monday night incidents at 12th and Yesler resulted in non-life threatening injuries but illustrated the safety issues around the busy intersection in front of the Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Seattle Fire and police were called to the intersection just after 6 PM after a report of a bicycle rider struck by a driver. Police found the participants in the collision moved out of the roadway and into the school’s parking lot waiting for aid to arrive. As the rider was being treated for a possible fracture, reported taxi driver vs. bike rider collision happened at the same intersection. The rider was reported as temporarily unconscious but their injuries also were not life threatening. Police were investigating the collisions.
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