Suspects sought in armed robbery

The story began to unfold at about 9 p.m. April 23 when a female victim arrived at the Enumclaw police station, reporting she had been robbed at gunpoint. Because the incident occurred outside the city limits, the Washington State Patrol was called to take the report.

Law enforcement officials are still hunting for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred more than two weeks ago along state Route 410 east of Enumclaw.

The story began to unfold at about 9 p.m. April 23 when a female victim arrived at the Enumclaw police station, reporting she had been robbed at gunpoint. Because the incident occurred outside the city limits, the Washington State Patrol was called to take the report.

The event eventually included the victim, three suspects and a family that became involved in the criminal activity.

The victim said she was in a designated “pullout” area along 410, looking at the scenic view. A second vehicle pulled in, she said, and the three male occupants exited their vehicle and started taking pictures of themselves with guns. The victim said one of the men approached her and repeatedly asked to use her phone, despite her refusal.

That’s when the family became involved. A woman attempted to help the victim, stepping from her vehicle and telling the man there was no cellular service in the area.

Eventually the man grabbed the victim’s phone and, observing there was a signal, told her he would be taking the phone. He also snatched the victim’s purse and began walking toward his vehicle. The woman who intervened attempted to stop the suspect, who then pulled a gun and shoved her to the ground.

The suspect vehicle, described as a blue pickup, was occupied by three Hispanic males.

The State Patrol is hoping someone has information about the blue truck or its occupants. Anyone who can help with the investigation is asked to phone Sgt. Zimmer at 425-766-2713 or email him at joe.zimmer@wsp.wa.gov.

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