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.

More in News

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

Vote for Best of Federal Way 2020

Vote for your favorite Federal Way restaurants, businesses, community leaders and more.

Don’t forget: Vote for Best of Federal Way businesses, leaders and more

Click here to vote for your favorite Federal Way restaurants, businesses, community leaders and more.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

Police investigating shooting threats written on bathroom mirror at Todd Beamer High School

Federal Way police ramped up security on campus Monday, and will continue to do so on Tuesday as well.

South King Tool Library bulb sale Dec. 11

Anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint (and saving on energy) is encouraged to attend the bulb sale.

Federal Way lights up the holidays

The city of Federal Way held their annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

Federal Way celebrates completion of new Town Center steps

The downtown staircase just below the PAEC offers a connected path to Town Square Park.

Historical Society of Federal Way’s new exhibit reflects on World War II

The society’s annual open house and exhibit grand opening is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Most Read