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Update: Pizza man, police apprehend purse thief in Crown Hill

Update: 11:07 a.m.

According to the owner of the Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza, the man who apprehended the suspect was not a an employee at his shop, but a delivery driver for Sygma, a foodservice delivery company.

The owner said that his shop was closed at the time of the incident.

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Seattle Police apprehended a purse thief with the help of a pizza shop employee near Holman Road and 7th Avenue NW around 1 a.m. on May 27.

Police report that the whole incident happened “in about 30 minutes or less.”

According to police, Officer Enoch Lee was cruising near Holman Road and 7th Avenue NW around 12:45 AM and noticed a man running down the street clutching a woman’s purse. He heard a woman scream, “he just robbed me.” She pointed to the suspect sprinting away from the scene.

Officer Lee moved his squad car along side the man as he ran. He told him to stop. The suspect veered into a shopping center parking lot and fell behind a few cars. He hid like minced onions under cheese.

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