Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via FWPD Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Kristen Gregory via FWPD Facebook page

Federal Way K-9 dog sniffs out armed robbery suspect

Police credit the valiant Vader for “getting this dangerous criminal off the streets.”

An armed suspect who robbed a gas station employee then fled on foot Sunday night is in jail after a police dog tracked him down.

The robbery occurred at the Chevron at 1650 SW Dash Point Road at 10:30 p.m. Officers responded and flooded the surrounding neighborhood searching for the suspect, according to the Federal Way Police Department.

K-9 Vader tracked the suspect from the Chevron to a nearby residence where officers confirmed the suspect was hiding. Police called the occupants out of the residence safely then arrested and booked the suspect in jail.

Police credit the valiant Vader for “getting this dangerous criminal off the streets,” according to the FWPD’s Facebook page.

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