Police Ask Public to Help Identify Puyallup Kidnapping and Robbery Suspect

Jacob Kimerer

Puyallup Police are asking for assistance in locating a kidnapping and attempted robbery suspect.

Puyallup, WA: On February 27, 2020, the victim was sitting in his vehicle in a driveway in 2100 block of West Pioneer in Downtown Puyallup talking on his cell phone when two masked subjects entered his vehicle and pointed black semi-automatic pistols at him.

They demanded money, but the victim told them he had none. They also wanted him to go get money from anyone inside the house, but he dissuaded them by claiming there was a dog and a couple of large men inside the home.

The suspects then forced the victim to drive them to Lakewood where they made him attempt to withdraw cash from ATMs at various locations. The victim is from Hong Kong and was therefore able to claim it was not working correctly using his Chinese debit card.

They then made him contact others he knew in the area asking to borrow money from them. One friend agreed to meet him at a Holiday Inn Express on Pacific Highway in Lakewood, which is where the victim was able to escape. The suspects stole the victim's vehicle and fled.

The vehicle was later recovered near the victim's home in Puyallup, which leads Detectives to believe the suspects had their own vehicle nearby when they chose this victim.

The suspects talked of robbing other subjects they encountered while driving around with the victim, and even made two unsuccessful attempts.

The victim did not get a good look at either suspect but gave these descriptions:

Suspect 1: Light skinned black male, approximately 20 years of age, 5'9, and medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and a black ski mask.

Suspect 2: Dark skinned black male, approximately 20 years of age, 5'9 and slight build. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie sweatshirt and black ski mask.

The above picture is one of the suspects at one of the ATM locations during the crime spree.

If you know the identity of the suspect pictures in this bulletin or anything about this case, you are asked to call Puyallup Police Department Tip Line at (253)-770-3343 or email tips@ci.puyallup.wa.us. The suspect in this case should be considered armed and dangerous.