Armed Robbery at Whitman Middle School, March 3rd, 2011

On March 3rd, a woman waiting in her car for her kids to be finished with basketball practice, was accosted by a lone man with a gun who robbed her of cash, then fled across the play field when she activated her car alarm. Police searched the area but did not locate the robber. On March 8th, the Seattle Police Department apprehended a suspect in the case and a string of other armed robberies. The suspect is being held at King County Jail on $100,000 bail until Friday March 11th, the deadline for the Prosecutor to file charges.

Extra caution is advised even though a suspect is in custody.  In the other incidents, there were additional robbers. Always good to be aware of your surroundings in public areas, rather than absorbed in electronic devices. It is also a good idea to not be alone.

Below are links to stories from news sources and the SPD about the robbery and suspect apprehension: