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Market at 21st & Union robbed, suspect caught

Last night CHS was on the story of a police stand-off at 19th & Howell where a man was arrested following an armed robbery of the Union Market store at 21st & E. Union.

According to Seattle Police, the robbery occurred at 7:40pm, when two men entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. An officer saw a man matching the suspect’s description running nearby, and followed him to a building in the 1800 block of E. Howell.

Police surrounded the building and eventually the suspect and other occupants came out, and the 21 year old suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail. The second suspect escaped.

CDNews Twitter friend LizWas spotted crime tape and police activity at the market a few hours after the robbery.

0 thoughts on “Market at 21st & Union robbed, suspect caught

  1. I am relieved that A) the suspect was caught, B) the chase I was seeing on Twitter was related to the same crime and not a different one, and C) that I wasn’t home at the time of the robbery, since I live very close and we likely would have been outside that time of the evening. I feel terrible for the clerks too, as the couple who own the store are very nice and it must have been a very frightening experience for them. Thanks for the updates! Keep them coming.

  2. Can you get pictures of the men (boys? pussies?) responsible for this crime? It would be great to distribute their pictures around the neighborhood to local businesses and families. If only to make them less comfortable in the ‘hood and limit their resources. The bodega just south of 3rd & Blanchard in Belltown has a board inside with security camera shots of people stealing from the store. It must be a deterrent for them to return and it helps the locals to keep an eye out.