String of robberies prompts police to warn residents of targeted Federal Way area

Police urge residents passing through the area of First Avenue South and South 330th Street to be alert.

While the Federal Way Police Department is working toward solving a string of robberies in a particular area of Federal Way, they are urging residents to be aware of their surroundings.

Over the past several days, the Federal Way community has experienced a string of robberies and attempted robberies in and around the area of First Avenue South and South 330th Street, according to a statement from police Commander Kurt Schwan.

The involved suspect has been described as a light skinned African-American male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches, thin to average build, and wearing all dark clothing.

“We are urging citizens residing or passing through this area to be attentive and alert to their surroundings,” said Schwan, who couldn’t provide specific information about the robberies due to the active investigation.

Residents with information regarding these incidents, or if they see anyone or anything suspicious in the area, are asked to contact the police department immediately by calling 911.

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