Carjacking suspect arrested in Edmonds | Police and Fire Briefs
Last updated 7/29/2021 at 11:03am
Edmonds police arrest carjacking suspect at 220th and 80th
Edmonds police arrested a suspect in a carjacking incident Monday, July 26, in Lynnwood.
According to Lynnwood Police spokesperson Joanna Small, it was just before 10 p.m. when a man sitting in his car near Wilcox Park called 911 to report a stranger had jumped into the passenger side of his vehicle, pulled out a knife, and threatened to stab him if he didn't hand over his vehicle.
The victim got out of his car and saw the suspect slide over to the driver's seat, then drive off. Shortly after, Edmonds police officers spotted the stolen vehicle near 220th Street SW and 80th Avenue West, pulled it over, and detained the driver.
The victim positively identified the driver as the person who had threatened him with the knife and stole his car, Small said. After being interviewed by Lynnwood detectives, the 38-year-old Spokane Valley man was lbooked into the Snohomish County Jail on a first-degree robbery charge.
Officers learned the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office was also investigating a similar event involving a similar suspect description – a carjacking that occurred in Snohomish County several hours earlier, near the 12300 block of 29th Avenue SE.
The stolen vehicle from that incident was later located near the Lynnwood Park and Ride.
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