Police arrest suspect in armed robbery after parking enforcement spotted vehicle used in crime
SEATTLE - Seattle Police arrested an armed robbery suspect Monday after a parking enforcement officer identified the vehicle used in the crime.
Two women were caught shoplifting from a convenience store on 7200 Block of East Marginal way South on Aug. 13.
The shoplifters left the store with several stolen items and got into a silver Mercedes. The store clerk followed them out and approached the vehicle. The male in the driver's seat pointed a gun at the clerk before driving off with the two women.
On Monday afternoon, a parking enforcement officer spotted the suspect's Mercedes on the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue South.
Officers responded to the scene and found a handgun from the driver's side floorboard in the vehicle.
The 53-year-old suspect was taken into custody and has been booked into King County Jail for first-degree robbery.
Detectives are actively investigating.
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