Police: Robber targeting victims through online sex ads arrested

SEATTLE - A tip received late Friday night helped police nab a man suspected of using online personal ads to rob three people over the past several months.

Police have been looking for David Hansen, 25, after he managed to escape arrest Tuesday night at a Central District apartment complex.

Hansen is accused of creating fake personal ads, making his victims believe they are meeting him for sex. But when he shows up at their homes, he robs them, according to police.

Police shared Hansen's picture online as well as through a number of media outlets hoping someone would help them find him.

Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle police says that exposure paid off Friday night,at around 10:45p.m., when officers received information Hansen was staying at a motel in the 9100 block of Aurora Avenue North.

Officers responded to the motel and found Hansen in the parking lot. He was arrested on the spot before he could run.

Hansen has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of felony robbery and a Department of Corrections warrant.