Published June 6 2023
Bellevue and Kent police officers arrested four armed robbery suspects around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday in Kent. The four are accused of robbing a marijuana dispensary at gunpoint in the 3000 block of 156th Ave SE in Bellevue.
Officers responded to an alarm shortly before 11:00 p.m. Monday at the business. The employees reported that four suspects armed with handguns entered the store and stole cash registers and product. They fled the scene in multiple vehicles with trackers attached to the money.
Officers tracked the suspects to an apartment complex in the 23400 block of 91st Ave S. in Kent. Investigators identified one of the suspects’ cars and saw loose cash and product around the vehicle. With assistance from Kent police, officers surrounded the building where the trackers were located. Two suspects ran out of the back of the complex and were arrested by waiting officers. The other suspects surrendered at the front door.
“This is outstanding work by both our officers and Kent PD to work quickly to arrest these armed and dangerous suspects,” said Major Dave Sanabria. “The technology also played a significant role in allowing us to follow the suspects safely and ultimately get them into custody.”
Two adults, an 18 and 22-year-old male, were booked into the King County Jail. Two other juvenile suspects, both 17-year-old males, were booked into the King County Youth Detention Center.
Detectives have taken over the case and are serving search warrants at the apartment and the vehicles.
We appreciate the assistance from Kent Police.
Case # 23-30740
UPDATE: Detectives served a search warrant at the apartment where the suspects were located and recovered four handguns, cash, packaged marijuana product and other evidence tying the suspects to the armed robbery.