Bail set at $350K for man accused of robbing passengers on Metro bus
SEATTLE — Bail was set at $350,000 Monday for a 19-year-old Seattle man charged with robbery for allegedly trying to rob passengers at gunpoint aboard a Metro bus Nov. 25 in West Seattle.
A group of passengers on the bus confronted the defendant, tackled him to the floor and held him until police arrived.
A man wearing a nylon stocking mask over his face got onto the Rapid Ride bus at at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle, police said. He sat down and kept to himself until the bus reached the 6000 block of California Avenue SW in West Seattle, when he stood up, pulled out a handgun and began pointing it at people’s heads and robbing them, police said.
“The suspect had taken the personal property from at least three people when a group of male passengers confronted the suspect and tackled him to the floor, holding him down until officers arrived,” the Seattle Police Department crime blotter said.
No one was injured.
Brown’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 16. in the King County Courthouse.