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Customers help nab robber at Kidd Valley

December 27th, 2010 by Doug Alder

Two customers jumped into action when an attempted robbery went down last night at the Kidd Valley on Lower Queen Anne.  Just before 9:30 p.m. witnesses say a former employee of the restaurant walked in and headed for the back of the building.  He then turned out the lights in the restaurant and removed money from an unlocked safe.  When he came out from the back, he was wearing a mask and ordered everyone to “get down.”

Accoring to Seattle Police three customers, including a father and adult son, tripped the robber and fought to hold him down until police arrived.  The son had some minor abrasions on his face and hands from the struggle, and the suspect also sustained some injuries that sent him to Harborview.   The 56 year old suspect was treated at the hospital and then booked into jail for investigation of robbery and an outstanding warrant.

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