Police arrest suspect in string of armed robberies on Capitol Hill
In what should be welcome news for pedestrians in Capitol Hill, Seattle Police Department officers arrested the teen suspected of robbing at least three people at gunpoint during a nine-day stretch this month.
Police believe Hezekiah Greene, 19, is responsible for a robbery near 20th Avenue East and East Mercer Street during which he put a gun to a woman's head and pulled the trigger.
He is also suspected in the robbery of a pedestrian in the 2100 block of East John Street and the robbery of a man on his porch in the 500 block of East Union Street, according to police.
Greene may also be responsible for the robbery of another woman walking near 27th Avenue and East Thomas Street.
Officers spotted Greene near Mount Baker on Sunday and chased after him on foot, according to police.
He was caught and booked into King County Jail for robbery. And, officers found a handgun near where they caught him.
In addition to the Capitol Hill robberies, Greene is a suspect in a home-invasion robbery Jan. 20 at North 92nd Street and Greenwood Avenue during which shots were fired.
This isn't Greene's first run in with the law.
In 2008, he was found guilty of manslaughter. Greene was also found guilty of theft, assault and burglary this past summer. As recently as November, he was arrested for investigation of theft.