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CAPTURED — Seattle Police say Q13 News viewer tips to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound identified the suspect wielding a hatchet during a robbery at Goodwill at 1400 S. Lane Street in Seattle on Jan. 6th as Joshua Lutes.

He was already in custody in the SCORE jail on other charges.  Once he is charged with the Goodwill robbery, he will be transferred to the King County jail.

He has a court appearance scheduled for 1/24. He is WMW Capture #853! Thank you!

SEATTLE -- Seattle police are asking for help to identify an armed robbery suspect. On January 6, detectives say he threatened two store employees at a Goodwill on 1400 S Lane Street with a homemade hatchet.

The loss prevention officers were trying to stop him outside the store after police say he stole a whole bunch of items that he had stuffed into a backpack.

Detectives say he pulled out the weapon and said, "don't touch me."

They backed off and followed the suspect to a gray mini-van.

Based on information developed from another woman seen inside the store with the suspect, officers say his first name may be 'Matt'. The suspect is 6'00, 180 lbs with a buzz cut hair, goatee and wearing a bleach T-shirt with a Zombie Marilyn Monroe on the front. He also had on red and white Nike tennis shoes.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to his arrest. If you know his name, send it to Crime Stoppers using the P3 Tips App on your phone or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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