Arrest in Case of 'Polite' Seattle Robber

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say officers have made an arrest in a
weekend convenience store robbery that a south Seattle store owner
found remarkable for the robber's politeness.

The robber also pointed a gun at White Center Shell station owner John Henry.

Sgt. John Urquhart, of the King County Sheriff's Office, says officers quickly identified a suspect from tips received after surveillance video of Saturday's robbery "went viral."

Henry offered the robber $40, but the man took all the money, about $300, apologizing and saying he had bills to pay and children to feed.

As he left he said if he ever got back on his feet, he'd pay the money back.

Urquhart did not immediately identify the man arrested Monday
afternoon. The spokesman says the 65-year-old man arrested at a
residence near the robbery site has convictions for armed robbery
and forgery.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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