Man robbed at gunpoint at The Commons mall in Federal Way

Federal Way Police Department - Courtesy City of Federal Way
Federal Way Police Department
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Federal Way police are searching for a woman who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in The Commons mall parking lot on March 5.

The robbery took place in the late morning as the 49-year-old victim exited his vehicle to enter the mall. The victim related to police how the suspect approached him in the north parking lot of the mall and initially asked him for a ride to the rear of the mall, according to the police report.

The victim refused, at which time the suspect asked for money to pay her cell phone bill. The victim reached to give the suspect a dollar when the suspect “seemed to start crying and pulled a gun out,” the report continues. The suspect then said, “I know you got the money.”

The victim, who was “caught off guard but felt she would shoot him if he did not comply,” handed over his money clip and cell phone to the suspect, according to the report. The suspect then “put her gun in her pocket and walked to the mall.”

The victim described the woman as a black female, about 40-45 years and approximately 5 feet, 6 inches, according to the police report. She was wearing black plants, a black jacket and a black knit cap.

The report also notes the suspect’s weapon was what the victim described as a “snub nose revolver.” According to the report, the victim had not made it known to anyone that he was planning on being at the mall, nor had he arranged a meet-up or similar scenario at the mall.

The responding officer indicated in the report that he was unable to find any witnesses, nor was there any video surveillance footage of the incident.


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