BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber 3

On Wednesday (April 5), an alert shopper noticed a man loitering outside of a retail store in the 15700 block of 1st Ave South (map below), according to the Burien Police Department, which adds:

The man was wearing gloves and had a hoodie pulled tightly over his face.

This didn’t look right to the shopper so she called 911.

Officers arrived within minutes to investigate and the man had entered the store and was standing at the checkout counter. When the man saw the first patrol car, he immediately ran from the store.

Making him even more suspicious, the man had nylon stockings pulled over his head!

Officers gave chase and during the foot pursuit, the man threw a handgun onto the ground. He was quickly apprehended thanks to the alert shopper and our awesome officers! The investigation revealed he was planning on robbing the business and may be responsible for similar crimes.