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FUGITIVE CAPTURED September 9, 2014 —
Seattle Police Detective Dag Aakervik arrested a suspect Tuesday in the robbery of a wheelchair-bound woman at Northgate Mall on Aug. 27th.

On Tuesday morning, around 11am, detectives tracked the teen to a home near the Seattle/Skyway border, in the 12000 block of 68th Avenue S., and took him into custody.

The 17 year old was booked into jail in the Youth Services Center for theft. He does have a criminal history.

Det. Aakervik says the suspect was identified by tips from the public including Q13 FOX News and Washington’s Most Wanted viewers.

When I broke the news to the robbery victim, Carolyn, she said, “Oh my gosh, that is awesome. It makes me feel really good and I’m really happy.  There was an historian who said the only way evil triumphs is if good people do nothing and we’ve just proved that there’s a bunch of good people in Washington state.”  Carolyn added that she feels a lot safer tonight now that the suspect who scared her during the robbery is in jail.

The second suspect still has not been identified.

If you have any information on his identity, call an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

Click here for information on how to text a tip to Crime Stoppers.

FUGITIVES WANTED IN SEATTLE September 2, 2014 --
A woman living with cerebral palsy who has been wheelchair-bound since she could walk says the two men who robbed her in Northgate Mall have bigger problems than she does.

Carolyn and her husband. who is also in wheelchair. were huddled together talking and waiting for an Access bus home to their assisted living facility at about 7 p.m. on  Aug. 22 outside Payless Shoes in the mall when two suspects started stalking them.

“I didn't want to engage them because they were kind of scary-looking,” she said.

Seconds later, one man wearing a red T-shirt ran up and grabbed her Samsung Nook tablet off her wheelchair tray and ran.

"I was mostly angry because they scared me and made me feel unsafe,” said Carolyn.

She isn’t worried about the tablet though; she’s worried about others.

"I just think that if they'll target me, they'll target anyone."

Carolyn says she forgives the two men for their crime but adds, “I'm not gonna lie down and take it. I'm gonna fight back the best I can."

She had all of the work she does, reviewing Christian novels, backed up -- and her husband bought her a new tablet.

Still, she is hoping someone recognizes the suspects and calls an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

Click here for information on how to text a tip to Crime Stoppers.