Police arrest 2 suspected in north end crime spree

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 5:40 PM

Police hope a month-long crime spree in the north end is finally over. One man is in custody and there could be more arrests in 18 to 20 separate crimes in Mountlake Terrace, Seattle and Shoreline.

Detectives said that the men had been robbing citizens at gunpoint.  In one case a Shoreline woman was robbed, kidnapped and sexually assaulted as she exited her car in a parking lot.  
 
Video shows Tuesday’s arrest at 152nd and Aurora.

Police had been looking for the dark green van for some time. It was involved in a high speed chase last Friday night in the area. Police had to break that chase off.

On Tuesday, an undercover officer spotted it and called in help. They swarmed the area and brought in enough unmarked and marked cars to box the vehicle in.

They describe this action as a "high risk" traffic stop.

"Very dangerous, there were guns involved in the robberies, and in one of the kidnappings the victims was sexually assaulted," said Shawn Ledford, Shoreline Police Chief

The suspect arrested Tuesday chose not to appear in court on Wednesday. His bail has been set at $200,000

He is facing a first degree robbery charge.

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