Police nab Federal Way robbery suspect in Las Vegas

Detectives ‘working tirelessly’ as they continue investigations into other robberies in the area.

Police arrested a suspect on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas in connection with the robbery and assault of a food delivery driver in Federal Way last month.

The robbery occurred around 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 in an apartment complex in the 33500 block of 1st Ave. S. During the incident, the suspect struck the victim with an unknown object “with a sharp blow to the back of the head,” according to Federal Way police Commander Kurt Schwan. The victim was treated for the laceration to his scalp, he noted.

During the investigation, Federal Way detectives obtained information about the 24-year-old male suspect’s identity and discovered he had fled to Las Vegas, Schwan said.

With assistance from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Federal Way police arrested the suspect without incident on Nov. 15 at an apartment in Las Vegas.

The following day Federal Way police detectives interviewed the suspect in Las Vegas and obtained his confession detailing his involvement in the robbery, Schwan said. The suspect was booked in jail in Nevada and will be extradited to Washington.

Schwan said detectives are “working tirelessly” as they continue their investigations in regards to other robberies that have also occurred in the area. Earlier this month, police urged residents to be aware of their surroundings as they worked to solve a string of robberies in and around the area of First Avenue South and South 330th Street.

He said the department will update the public as additional information becomes available.

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