Serial armed robbery suspect wanted in Seattle surrenders after being featured on WMW

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LemleyFUGITIVE CAPTURED March 22, 2016 —
The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force and Seattle Police say Josh Lemley “must have felt the heat from the kitchen.”

He surrendered early Tuesday morning after being featured on Washington’s Most Wanted last weekend.

Lemley had a $400,000 warrant for his arrest after detectives say he robbed three businesses at gunpoint on Ranier Ave S. since Feb 24, 2016.

He is WMW Capture #749.

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FUGITIVE WANTED IN SEATTLE March 16, 2016 --
The U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force and Seattle Police are on the hunt for a serial armed robbery suspect and are asking for the public's help in locating him. 

Joshua Lemley has a $400,000 warrant for his arrest after detectives say he's robbed three businesses at gunpoint since February 24, 2016.

In the latest robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Payless shoe store at 8824 Rainier Ave S., police say he showed the victim a handgun concealed in his waistband.

“This guy is probably no one to mess with and the reason is he’s armed in every case,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

The first robbery occurred at the Subway Restaurant at 9305 Rainer Ave S and the second one was on March 9th at the KFC/Taco Bell at 9401 Rainer Ave S.  In all of the cases, police say he showed the handgun in his waistband and demanded the victims give him all the money from the cash register. Lemley 2

He is 5’07”, 170 to 200 lbs and has as a very distinctive tattoo on his neck.

“As you see it's on his right hand side. So Lemleytake a good look. Somebody knows this guy because of that in itself but the chances of him striking again are pretty good and we want to get him,” said Ret. Det. Carner. 

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Lemley’s arrest. If you spot him, call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You must call the hot line with the information to be eligible for the cash reward.

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