Police seeking suspect after car stolen at knife point in Port Angeles

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Law enforcement agencies are on the look out for a silver 2006 Pontiac Torrent five-door crossover, Washington license plate 943VAM, that was stolen at knifepoint early this morning from a parking lot on East First Street.

Port Angeles police got the call of an armed robbery just before 2 a.m. from a woman leaving the Wendy's restaurant at 1830 E. First St., Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith said.

The woman told officers that an “older” man, roughly 6 feet tall and slender, approached her as she was walking to her car and demanded her purse while threatening her with a small folding knife, Smith said.

The man struck the woman with his hand when she refused to give up her purse, Smith said, then got into the victim's car and drove west on Front Street.

Port Angeles police are currently reviewing video surveillance footage from surrounding businesses to see if any caught the incident on tape, Smith said.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or has any other information about the robbery should call the Port Angeles Police Department at 360-452-4545 or leave an anonymous tip with North Olympic Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477.

Crime Stoppers offers a standing $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in a felony case, such as this robbery, Smith said.

Last modified: December 29. 2012 2:27PM
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