Published on September 7th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene0
Bremerton Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect
The Bremerton Police Department arrested a man and woman on Tuesday stemming from an alleged armed robbery.
Police arrested a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old women Tuesday evening in the 3500 block of Marion Court in Bremerton, according to a press release from the police department.
On Aug. 19, a man was robbed on the street by a man armed with a handgun, the release states. The gunman took the victim’s credit cards and cell phone. Responding officers ascertained the suspect’s possible identity, and tracked him to a vehicle parked at a west Bremerton address, the release states. Police didn’t locate the suspect there, but a surveillance video showed a matching suspect get out of a car and drop items which matched the items taken from the victim, according to the release.
Officered were notified to be on the lookout for the suspect; after several days, they determined that the suspect had assaulted his wife and sister in Bremerton, the release states, and was being driven around by the 24-year-old woman in a Chevrolet Suburban. After the male suspect allegedly assaulted his wife, the female suspect reportedly fled in the truck, striking another car occupied by a woman and her 2-year-old daughter.
On Sept. 6, Bremerton police officers and detectives reportedly discovered that the suspect and his female companion were staying, uninvited, at a resident in the 3500 block of Marion Court. Officers and detectives surrounded the residence and took both suspects into custody, the release states.
The man was jailed on a charge of felony first-degree robbery; his bail was set at $100,000.
The woman was jailed on a charge of hit-and-run property damage.
Both suspects are expected to be charged by the Kitsap County Prosecutor today.
“An armed robbery on the street is very unusual, very concerning and this case was a high priority,” Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan said in the release. “We needed to get this violent and dangerous suspect off the streets as quickly as possible.”