Man implies weapon, robs bank | POLICE BLOTTER

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The following information is compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

A man in his mid-20s who implied he had a weapon robbed the Chase Bank in the Fred Meyer store on Nov. 14 of an undisclosed amount of cash.

After watching the suspect hang out at the deposit table, an employee asked if she could help. He walked up to a teller with a note: “Have gun put money in an envelope.”

The teller pulled the panic button and gave him the cash in her drawer.

Security cameras show the man entering and leaving the Fred Meyer on 108th Avenue Northeast. He is 5-foot-5 with a thin build and was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and a black baseball hat.

High-speed chase

A small Honda having engine problems led Auburn officers, then Renton ones on a high-speed chase at about 3 a.m. Nov. 19 from State Route 167 to Interstate 5.

Renton officers picked up the chase on Southwest Grady Way. The Honda’s driver slammed on the brakes; the car stalled and he restarted it, finally taking off.

Traffic was light and there was light rain as the pursuit continued along Grady Way at about 80 mph and onto Interurban Avenue South in Tukwila, where the Honda reached speeds of about 90 mph.

The Honda entered northbound I-5 just beyond the Foster Golf Course. Renton officers broke off the pursuit, because of fear the driver would reach unreasonable speeds on the freeway.

State troopers were unable to locate the car.

Tires recovered

A Renton-area man kept dispatchers informed early Nov. 18 as he followed a white Chevy pickup carrying his stolen tires and rims.

He lost sight of the truck near South 18th Street and Grant Avenue South, but officers spotted it in an apartment complex on Eagle Ridge Drive. The driver, a 29-year-old Tacoma man, tried to drive around the patrol car but the officer blocked him.

The suspect opened the vehicle’s door and the officer got out, holding his service weapon low and ready. The man was detained with the assistance of another officer.

The victim positively identified the tires and rims in the back of the Chevy.

The theft actually occurred in King County, so a sheriff’s deputy took over the case.

A Renton officer spotted backpacks and several laptops in the pickup’s cab. The ignition was removed and a screw driver was lying on the floor. The Tacoma man is a suspect in other vehicle prowls in the region.

Tools stolen

A tool box containing small tools and a drill with a charger were stolen Nov. 22 from a van parked at Walmart on Rainier Avenue South.

A witness described the two suspects who broke into the van as a man in his 50s and a woman in her late 30s or early 40s.

They drove off in a dark Honda Accord; its hood was held down with a bungee cord.

Urinating on sidewalk

A 29-year-old transient trespassed from a pub on Union Avenue Northeast showed up again, this time urinating on the sidewalk.

Officers were called because the man was pacing about 10 feet from the pub, which alarmed the employees at closing time.

He was cited. Officers have had several contacts with the man and have arrested him.

A food assault

Food was dripping down a 23-year-old Seattle woman’s face and clothes as she told an officer Nov. 5 she had just been assaulted by someone she thinks is her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

She had just dropped off her boyfriend when the woman walked up to her car, telling her she better leave and never come back.

As she reached for the ignition, the woman threw a carton of food at her. She hit the victim in the eye as she tried to clean up the mess.

The victim drove off, but the suspect followed her in a white Jeep.

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