Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery


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Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18.

Police say that on Wednesday at 2:53 p.m. an armed robbery occurred in Burien near the 15800 block of 1st 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 below 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 below are of the actual suspect vehicle driving away from the robbery scene:

The other photo is a stock photo to better represent what the vehicle looks like:

Suspect 1 (drawing below):

  • Late Teens
  • Samoan or S.E. Asian
  • 2-3 inch curly black hair
  • Red Jacket
  • Blue Jeans
  • White Shoes

Suspect 2 (No Drawing):

  • 40-50 years old
  • Black Male
  • Unshaven
  • Black Jacket

If anyone has any information on the suspect or the vehicle please call KCSO at 206/296-3311.

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