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Serial slapper targets women outside Federal Way businesses | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log April 1-6.

April 1

Safeway robbed at gunpoint: At about 6:13 a.m. near the 2100 block of SW 336th Street, two unknown men threatened Safeway employees with a gun and stole money from two registers. They fled the area in a black Camaro and were not located.

Walgreens robbed at gunpoint: At about 9:55 p.m. near the 34200 block of Hoyt Road SW, multiple witnesses reported a robbery with a gun at Walgreens. The suspect stole cash from a register and left on foot prior to police arrival. A K9 track had negative results.

April 2

Carjacked: At about 4:57 a.m. near the 4400 block of S. 332nd Place, two males decided to meet random females from social media off a major roadway and were carjacked at gunpoint by a group of unknown subjects.

Girl falls out apartment window: At about 3:05 p.m. near the 1200 block of S. 336th Street, officers responded to reports that a 3-year-old girl fell out of a second-floor apartment window. The girl’s cousin was babysitting at the time when the girl managed to open a bedroom window, then fell onto the pavement below. Aside from a small scratch, the girl appeared uninjured, but was transported to a local hospital out of caution.

Suspect steals purse from passenger side: At about 6:20 p.m. near the 35500 block of 21st Avenue SW, a victim had just gone shopping and loaded her groceries into her vehicle. She then got inside her car and started the engine before she could lock her doors. A suspect opened her passenger side door, snatched the woman’s purse and ran off to another waiting vehicle.

April 3

Man kicks women in parking lots: At about 1:40 p.m. near the 35100 block of Enchanted Parkway South, while loading her Costco groceries into her vehicle, a woman was kicked from behind by an unknown man. The man fled on foot and was not located. While police were interviewing the first woman, a second woman called to report she was kicked from behind by an unknown man in the Super Walmart parking lot. The suspect has not yet been located.

Assault at Chick-fil-A: At about 4:28 p.m. near the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to an in-progress assault at the Chick-fil-A location. The suspect was gone on arrival.

April 4

Shooting: At about 12:18 a.m. near the 27200 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, both the suspect and victim were gone in separate vehicles. The victim was transported to a hospital and treated for a gunshot wound.

Woman raped, strangled: At about 8:51 p.m. near the 4000 block of SW 327th Place, a woman called to report a known man had forced her to take him to a secluded place where he raped and strangled her. He then took her against her will to his home where he strangled and raped her again. The crime took place in Pierce County and a deputy responded to take the suspect into custody.

April 5

Serial slapper: At about 12:47 p.m. near the 34520 block of 16th Avenue South, a woman reported she was walking through the parking lot back to her car when a man slapped her hard on the behind. The woman stated she was in pain and the man fled the area. While interviewing the woman, another woman reported a similar assault occurred to her near the Legendary Doughnuts location. A third woman called to report a similar incident while the officer was writing the report.

Purse stolen: At about 7:20 p.m. near the 31200 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman reported that while walking to her car, her purse was grabbed by an unknown man. The man then fled the area and was not located.

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