Man declines to buy watch, robbed at gunpoint on Strander

A man was robbed at gunpoint of two backpacks and cash Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on Strander Boulevard after he declined to buy a watch different from one he saw offered for sale in local media.

A man was robbed at gunpoint of two backpacks and cash Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on Strander Boulevard after he declined to buy a watch different from one he saw offered for sale in local media.

Two men approached him in the parking lot at about 2:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Strander and explained they didn’t have the watch he wanted to buy but had another for him, according to a Tukwila Police Department news release.

When the victim declined, one of the men pulled a handgun, robbed him and the two fled in a waiting vehicle. The victim followed the vehicle for about a mile until entered into a dead-end parking lot of a business complex, according to police.

Two males suspects jumped out and ran into a building. Officers set up a security perimeter and in searching the building, found the two suspects in a hallway. They were taken into custody without incident.

The victim identified the two men. A woman inside the suspects’ vehicle was questioned.

Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

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