Seattle police have arrested the suspect that is believed to be the man was involved in the Jan. 2 assault and robbery of Heng Hay and Chea Pol, the founders of King Donuts, a popular doughnut shop and laundromat in Rainier Beach.
Hay and Pol had closed the shop when the suspect assaulted Pol as she was checking her purse, then punched her a dozen times according to the police. When Hay, her husband, tried to protect her, he also was punched and then thrown to the ground.
The man was spotted near 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street and then ran to an office at 12th Avenue and Main Street in the Chinatown-International District, where he hid in a crawlspace beneath the building but refused to come out. The U.S. Marshals Service, the Seattle police, and the King County sheriff’s deputies surrounded the building. (end)