Lakewood police have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of robbing one Mexican restaurant twice and attempting to rob another restaurant last month.
Pierce County prosecutors charged Jordan Patrick Sullivan on Friday. He was ordered held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Sullivan is suspected of robbing El Paraiso, 2510 84th St. S., on April 19 and April 27, and trying to rob Church’s Chicken, 11701 Bridgeport Way S.W., on April 25. During the heists, he placed an order for food, then handed an employee a note that demanded cash and indicated he had a gun.
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers had issued a bulletin on the robber with a surveillance image from one of the robberies.
A Seattle police detective saw a bulletin and recognized the robber as being involved in one of the detective’s cases, Lakewood police Assistant Chief Mike Zaro said.
The detective contacted Lakewood police and provided information that led to investigators putting together a photo montage. Several witnesses to the robberies examined the montage and identified Sullivan as the robber, Zaro said.
Police found Sullivan at a Lakewood residence Thursday and arrested him without incident.stacey.mulick @thenewstribune.com