Jewelry thieves steal $500,000 from courier in SeaTac, get busted in Chehalis
Just after 6 p.m. Monday night, Jan. 30, police say that a courier was robbed of $500,000 in jewels at the Sleep Inn Motel in the 20400 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says that the victim was walking to his room when he was approached and physically assaulted by three men wearing masks.
The suspects took the victim’s bag containing nearly $500,000 in jewelry, then slashed a tire on the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.
About two hours later, a Washington State Patrol trooper spotted the suspect vehicle at an Arco gas station in Chehalis.
The three suspects were arrested and transported to King County where they will be booked for robbery.
A search warrant will be obtained Tuesday to search and recover the jewelry that is believed to be in the suspect vehicle.