Shoreline police arrested a 43-year-old man Wednesday night suspected of robbing a Seattle jewelry store of a $45,000 Rolex watch after finding him at Tent City 3 on the grounds of the Calvin Presbyterian Church.
According to the Seattle Police Department’s “SPD Blotter,” the man is suspected of stealing the watch from the downtown Ben Bridge Jewelers on Jan. 18, saying “See ya!”” as he ran out the door with the watch on his wrist.
Seattle police issued surveillance video and images after the robbery, which led several tips, and ultimately a witness who identified the suspect. The witness said the man had showed him the watch and bragged about stealing it.
Seattle robbery detectives and Shoreline police learned the suspect was staying at Tent City and went there to arrest him on Wednesday. He was not there, but Shoreline found him at the camp and notified Seattle police.
Seattle detectives said the man was combative and so was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of robbery. The investigation continues.
For more of the story, see the SPD blog here.