Police arrested two suspects and seized two guns after a late night robbery on Capitol Hill.
Officers spoke with a man who had just been robbed at gunpoint around 10:30 PM Saturday night. The victim recounted that as he was walking in the 400 block of 14 Ave East, a man approached, pointed a gun at him and demanded his “stuff”. Gun in hand, the suspect made off with the victim’s wallet and cellphone.
Based on the victim’s description, officers stopped a man near 11 Ave and East Howell Street. Though the victim was unable to confirm if this man was his robber, the detained man was illegally carrying a concealed pistol.
Police booked the 21-year-old man into King County Jail for unlawfully carrying a concealed pistol, and the handgun was submitted as evidence.
The victim then reported to officers that his phone was tracking in the area of 27 Ave and E Yesler Way. Officers went to the intersection and stopped a car hurriedly trying to avoid the police presence.
Officers located the filched phone inside the car and the victim verified the driver had been his gun wielding robber from earlier. Police impounded the robber’s vehicle and will await a warrant before recovering the handgun, which the suspect admitted, is inside the car.
Officers booked the 22-year-old man into King County Jail on investigation of armed robbery.