Man arrested in connection with Office Depot robbery

SEATTLE -- Detectives arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of stealing a tablet computer and attacking an employee during the robbery of a SoDo Office Depot last month.

An employee noticed two men in the computer area of the store in the 1700 block of Airport Way South on Sept. 30. According to the Seattle Police Department, one of the men had a tablet hidden in his waistband and the other was holding a pair of wire cutters.

According to police, the employee yelled at the men, and they took off running. On the way to the door, the suspect slipped and fell, dropping his keys.

The employee picked up the keys and told the suspect to give back the tablet. Instead, the suspect rushed the employee, grabbed her in a bear hug and took his keys back, according to police.

A witness reportedly saw the suspect get in a car and drive off and was able to provide detectives with enough information to lead them to the suspect.

After the employee picked the suspect out of a photo montage, detectives invited him to come to the robbery office for an interview. The suspect was arrested Tuesday and booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.