An Issaquah teen suspected of attempting to rob an Issaquah convenience store earlier this month has been arrested in Alaska.
The 19-year-old suspect fled from Washington to Alaska and was apprehended Thursday in Kenai, AK, by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. She is now awaiting extradition back to Washington, police said.
An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect after she was positively identified by Issaquah Police and local residents, police said in a news release. Police say she tried unsuccessfully to rob the AM/PM convenience store in the 1400 block of Northwest Sammamish Road on March 10.
At the time of the incident, police said the woman had shown what looked like a handgun to the store clerk and demanded money. (The Issaquah Press reported it was a starter pistol.)
The two struggled, and the clerk got the gun away from the suspect, who then pulled a knife on the clerk, police said. The clerk got the knife away, too, and the woman fled. The clerk wasn’t hurt.