Police investigating armed robberies at 2 Federal Way businesses

Man arrested for threatening to assaulting victim with a knife.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Dec. 16

Felon at Walmart: At 1900 S. 314th St., Walmart loss prevention detained a suspect for shoplifting. During the investigation police found the suspect was in possession of an outstanding felony warrant. The suspect was booked into SCORE jail.

Malicious mischief: At 10:23 a.m. at 27300 Pacific Highway S., officers responded to a malicious mischief report. After further investigation, officers were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect using an unknown tool to deflate tires of multiple vehicles at the business. The suspect was not identified.

Hit and run: At 3:24 p.m. at 32945 Pacific Highway S., the suspect driver hit a vehicle in the Grocery Outlet parking lot and left without exchanging information. Police spotted the suspect and his vehicle a short distance away and stopped the driver. The victim positively identified the suspect and police arrested the suspect for hit and run unattended.

Assault arrest: At 4:58 p.m. in the 1700 block of SW 308th Place, officers responded to a physical domestic dispute in progress. The suspect was gone when police arrived. The victim reported that the suspect hit her in the head, and she had swelling that was conducive to what she said. Police located the suspect and arrested them for fourth-degree assault.

Harassment: At 5:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of SW 352nd St., the victim reported that a male has been watching and stalking her for over three years. The victim has applied for an anti-harassment order in the past but the order was not served because the suspect was not located. The victim reported that the suspect comes to her residence at all hours and she has seen him sitting in his vehicle across the street licking his lips in a sexual manner on numerous occasions. The victim is scared for her safety and the safety of others around her.

Dec. 15

Burglary: At 9:21 a.m. at 1112 S. 344th St., No. 312, police responded to the business for an alarm. The window on the south side of the business had been broken, and the suspect entered through the window. The front door was unlocked, so the suspect probably used the front door to leave. It appeared the office desk was rummaged through, but it was unknown if anything was stolen. Police were unable to contact the business owner.

Armed robbery: At 10:48 a.m. at 2131 SW 336th St., police were called to Rite Aid. An employee advised police of an armed robbery and the suspect had just fled on foot. Officers arrived and determined it had been a shoplift and the male suspect had concealed his face with a bandana. He stole sunglasses and toys. Once store employees confronted the suspect, he implied he had a gun in his pocket and fled the store on foot. Area checks for the suspect were unsuccessful and police obtained video surveillance.

Argument over signs: At 4:24 p.m. at 35009 Enchanted Parkway S., two transient subjects got into an argument over holding signs too long at the corner of 348th and Enchanted Parkway South.

Road rage: At 4:24 p.m. at 33449 26th Place SW, a male was involved in a traffic accident on Highway 18 and he followed the suspect vehicle into Federal Way. At some point the two pulled off the road and the suspect broke the victim’s phone by throwing it to the ground.

Threat of assault with a knife: At 9:15 p.m. in the 31200 block of Pete Von Reichbauer Way S., police responded to a domestic violence assault with a knife. Officers were able to separate the parties and take the male into custody. Both parties provided written statements and based on the statements it was determined that the male was the primary aggressor. He was booked into SCORE jail for second-degree assault. Police said the incident involved a threat and there was no physical assault.

Assault with a knife: At 10:58 p.m. in the 34700 block of 2nd Lane S., officers responded to a report of a female who was threatened with a knife.

Dec. 14

Burglary and tool theft: At 8:54 a.m. at 30650 Pacific Highway S., sometime overnight the suspect(s) pried open the front doors to Ace Hardware and stole multiple drills and possible other small tools. There was no alarm nor video surveillance available.

Assault at school: At 11:44 a.m. in the 34600 block of 9th Ave. S., a male student assaulted another male student during class. A female student witnessed the assault. The victim declined to prosecute but his parent obtained a protection order. The suspect was suspended from school.

Burglary: At 11:28 a.m. at 34202 16th Ave. S., a storage unit was broken into with various high valued electronic equipment stolen. There was no suspect information at the time of the report.

Package thief caught on video: At 3:14 p.m. in the 1000 block of SW 308th St., officers responded to a report of a package theft from a residence. Officers met with the victim who stated that at 1:30 p.m. he saw an older red Nissan pickup was parked in front of his home. The male provided police with a photo of a similar vehicle. A female could be seen from CCTV footage running up to his front door, taking a StitchFix package worth $200 and leaving with it. The video has been uploaded to the case. Police said it was difficult to make out the female in the video as the camera was from the other end of the porch.

Agency assist: At 3:05 p.m. at 1401 S. 348th St., police responded to Starbucks for a report of a subject hiding a rifle under his jacket. The subject had a toy rifle wrapped up in a green hoodie and it was sitting on a table when police arrived. The subject was sitting at a different table. The subject was identified by his hospital bracelet and dispatch confirmed he has a Renton warrant for third-degree theft. Police arrested the subject and threw away the toy rifle. They also found a folding knife on the suspect that was booked into evidence.

Assault: At 4:03 p.m. in the 35700 block of 16th Ave. S., police responded to a fight involving 20 or more subjects. While en route to the location a second caller advised police that a subject was seen with a gun. Officer detained the subject with a gun and later found that the gun was not believed to have been in play during the fight. As officers were clearing the scene a second fight broke out and they took a subject into custody, who was cited for fourth-degree assault.

Dec. 13

Strong arm robbery: At 2:50 p.m. at 1758 S. 320th St., police responded to a report of a strong arm robbery. According to the police report, the store manager reported he saw two younger looking males holding bottles of alcohol. The males then exited the store with four bottles of liquor. The manager contacted the males in the parking lot and yelled “hey” at them. The male holding three bottles ran away with the alcohol while the other male possibly dropped the bottle of alcohol, and punched the manager about his left ear and ran away. When the male dropped the bottle it shattered on the asphalt. After he punched the manager, the employee fell, cut his hand on a piece of the broken glass and scraped his knee on the ground. The suspects fled and were not located.

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