Bellevue, WA

Brazen Daylight Shoe Robbery Ends in Arrests After Police Chase

Desiree Haros
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Bellevue, WA - In a shocking midday incident on Wednesday, two individuals were arrested by Bellevue police after assaulting and robbing a pedestrian of his shoes. The incident took place in the 700 block of 148th Avenue Southeast, near the Larsen Lake parking area.

At approximately 11:57 a.m., law enforcement responded to a report of an assault and robbery. According to the victim, who was walking alongside the road, a KIA minivan abruptly stopped, and two individuals exited the vehicle. The assailants demanded the victim's shoes and proceeded to attack him. After forcibly taking the shoes, the duo swiftly fled the scene in the stolen KIA.

Bellevue police later confirmed that the KIA used in the crime had been reported as stolen. The investigation took a turn when, at around 12:32 p.m., an officer from the Redmond Police Department spotted the stolen KIA in the vicinity of Redmond Middle School, situated in the 10000 block of 166th Avenue Northeast.

Following a brief pursuit, Redmond officers successfully detained four individuals who had fled from the stolen vehicle. Among the apprehended suspects were a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, identified by Bellevue police as the primary culprits in the shoe robbery. Additionally, a female was taken into custody as the driver of the stolen KIA.

The stolen vehicle was promptly returned to its rightful owner, bringing the unusual and brazen daylight shoe robbery to a close. The arrested individuals are now facing charges related to assault, robbery, and the possession of stolen property.

Local residents are relieved at the swift action taken by law enforcement, emphasizing the importance of community safety and cooperation in combating such incidents.

Bellevue Police Department encourages anyone with additional information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

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