Safeway cashier robbed at gunpoint | Federal Way Police Blotter

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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Woman assaulted in hotel parking lot: At 2:18 a.m. on March 16 in the 31000 block of Gateway Center Blvd. S., police responded to a call of a woman with facial injuries at the Marriott Hotel. According to the report, when police made contact, the woman could only say she had been assaulted by “someone.” The woman refused treatment and ended further interaction with the police after her brief initial statement.

Teen girl arrested: At 7:32 a.m. on March 16 in the 31000 block of 49th Place SW, a teenage girl was arrested for assaulting her mother during an argument.

License plate stolen: At 11:09 a.m. on March 16 in the 1900 block of S. Commons, a woman reported that unknown suspects stole her vehicle’s rear license plate.

Chihuahua owner issued citations: At 1:31 p.m. on March 16 in the 3000 block of S. 288th St., a Chihuahua owner was issued a written warning after his Chihuahua bit someone. According to the report, the man was also issued citations for not having his dogs properly licensed.

Armed robber at Safeway: At 8:03 p.m. on March 16 in the 28000 block of Military Road S., a Safeway store reported an employee was robbed at gunpoint of $500. According to the report, the suspect was described as a black male who entered the store, brandished the weapon, and told the cashier he’d shoot everyone in the store if his demands for cash were not met.

Thief foiled by garage door: At 10:23 p.m. on March 16 in the 37000 block of Pacific Highway S., a business owner reported that unknown suspects attempted to steal several “metal” items from the business. According to the report, the unknown suspects gained entry through a garage door. The suspect(s) were trying to remove the metal objects from the location using a forklift, but the forklift got stuck in the partially opened garage door.

Man, 42, arrested for molesting girl, 11: At 12:52 a.m. on March 15 in the 35000 block of 25th Ave. SW, a 42-year-old man was arrested for molesting an 11-year-old girl. According to the report, the man climbed into the girl’s bed as she lay sleeping. The report notes the man also licked the girl’s face as he molested her.

‘White supremacist’ literature appearing in city: At 8:22 a.m. on March 15 in the 1000 block of SW 308th St., a homeowner reported finding a Ziploc bag with rocks and what the report described as “white supremacist” literature. According to the report, this bag was the third such bag found and reported in recent weeks. The report notes that whatever the literature is, it “does not advocate or provoke violence.”

Server assaulted for no reason: At 12:06 a.m. on March 14 in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, a server at an IHOP restaurant reported being assaulted by an unknown suspect. According to the report, the server was in the act of seating the suspect when the suspect, unprovoked, hit the victim in the face and head. The victim was staggered by the attack and fell to the ground, at which time the suspect kicked the victim in the back. The report notes the suspect did not attempt theft or robbery. The report also indicates the suspect had arrived in a “green Explorer-type” vehicle and that a woman had stayed in the vehicle while the assault took place.

Thief makes off with $3,000 from laundromat: At 8:00 a.m. on March 14 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown suspect gained entry to a laundromat business and stole approximately $3,000 from the business. According to the report, the unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the business through a small vent. In order to gain further access to the building, the suspect(s) damaged a wall as well. The report notes the suspect(s) disabled the businesses video surveillance system before stealing the $3,000.


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