Armed robbery in Covington potentially connected to earlier crime spree
An armed robbery and shootout at a Covington gas station Thursday night led to one person being taken into custody, multiple others detained and released, and possibly one person still on the run. Police are now saying the suspects are possibly related to a recent string of robberies around King County.
Around 8:15 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a 76 gas station about an armed robbery at 16405 Southeast 272nd Street. According to the police report, there were four suspects involved in the robbery.
Police believe the robbery could be connected to a string of other robberies last week, three in Renton and two in Burien.
After the Covington robbery, police said the suspects started to shoot at another vehicle before ramming into it. The suspects then got out of their car and ran.
Deputies arrested three suspects after an hours-long search, but believe that one more is still on the loose. They also recovered a handgun they believe was used in the incident from a nearby playground.
No injuries were reported.
Sam Campbell contributed to this report