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King County Sheriff
Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall



Burien, WA. Robbery of a victim last week near 15800 BLK of 1 AVE S. Public’s help needed to identify suspect and suspect vehicle.


On 4/18/18 at 2:53 PM an armed robbery occurred in Burien near the 15800 BLK of 1 AVE S. Suspect 1 ran up to the 13-year-old victim with a handgun and demanded the victim’s backpack. The victim fought back and a shot was fired during the struggle. No one was hit. Suspect 2 went over to assist Suspect 1. The suspects eventually got the backpack and fled in a Suzuki SX4. There was a third person involved who drove the vehicle.

King County Major Crimes Detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in this incident. The sketch attached is of Suspect #1 who drew the weapon and struggled with the victim. There is no sketch of suspect #2.  Regarding the suspect vehicle, the surveillance photos attached are of the actual suspect vehicle driving away from the robbery scene. The other photos are stock photos to represent what the vehicle looks like. 

Suspect 1 (Drawing attached)
• Late Teens
• Samoan or S.E. Asia
• 2-3 inch curly black hair
• Red Jacket
• Blue Jeans
• White Shoes