Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Depuites stopped a two-man violent crime spree that started in Burien on Tuesday morning, April 14, 2020.
Police say that it all began at 5:05 a.m. when a carjacking at gunpoint occurred at SW 154th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below).
The victim reported the carjacking to a deputy at the nearby precinct.
Approximately 30 minutes later, an armed robbery was reported at a coffee stand located at S. 126th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
The vehicle used in the robbery was the vehicle that had been carjacked in Burien.
A short time later, a citizen called to report that a vehicle was knocking over garbage cans in a grocery store parking lot in the 10400 block of 25th Ave SW.
And you guessed it – the vehicle knocking over cans matched the description of the one stolen in the carjacking, and also used in the robbery.
After a search, deputies located the vehicle in the Shorewood area. The vehicle crashed at SW 112th Street and 16th Ave SW, and both suspects fled on foot and deputies chased after them.
Both suspects were caught and detained. The carjacking victim positively identified both suspects, and they were arrested on 2 counts of Robbery 1st degree.
An explosive detection K9 (dog) was deployed and the firearm was recovered.
Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office