Police arrested an armed robber after tracking down the stolen getaway car in West Seattle yesterday.
Officers responded to a convenience store in the the 1600 block of SW Holden St just before 1 AM on Monday after three subjects robbed the store of cash and cigarettes. After killing some time purchasing Scratch lotto tickets and browsing the food aisles, one of the suspects displayed a handgun and threatened the clerk. The other two suspects acted as lookouts as he went behind the counter and stole cigarettes and cleared out the cash register.
The suspects fled the scene in a white Honda Accord that was stolen the previous day from South Seattle.
Just after 9 PM last night, Officers Brandon McDougald and Nick Evans spotted the stolen vehicle used in the robbery that morning. The driver, and sole occupant, was placed under arrest. Officers found methamphetamine in his pockets as well as the scratch tickets he likely bought just before the robbery.
The 40-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for robbery, auto theft, and narcotics.
Detectives are continuing to investigate.