‘Top Notch’ serial armed robbery suspect held on $1,000,000 bail after firing at officers
SEATTLE — Seattle Police say Diondrae Brown aka ‘Top Notch’ went on a violent crime spree committing six armed robberies in 17 days. King County Prosecutors have charged him with five counts of Robbery in the First Degree, 2 counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree and Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle.
In the last robbery, detectives say he pulled out a gun and demanded a man’s wallet, fired a shot at him and then pistol whipped him numerous times before fleeing with his cell phone. Detectives say Brown was arrested after crashing his Jetta into a parked car when officers tried to pull him over and then firing shots at officers as he tried to escape.
Brown had a warrant for his arrest in California. According to court services, he told officers he recently moved to Washington from California to look for work and was homeless. He has also has criminal history in Nevada and Florida. Brown is being held on $1,000,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on January 25, 2017.
WANTED IN SEATTLE —
This is ‘Top Notch’.
Detectives say he robbed the Moneytree in Lynnwood at gunpoint on Dec. 20th.
He is a serial armed robber who police are trying to identify.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for his name.
The images above are from two of his bank robberies in Seattle.
Detectives say he is armed with a silver handgun that he brandishes during the heists.
He has a scar on the left side of his face, unknown tattoo on his left neck and dreadlocks.
He Often wears a black Nike hooded sweat shirt.
He is said to be driving a teal colored 4-door Honda and is with a white female named ‘Christine.’ She is 5’6″, with a medium-heavy build and shoulder length brown hair.
If you know his real name, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, download the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit your information, or go to wmw.p3tips.com