Officers have identified a man they say hid in the back seat of a woman’s car last month to rob her, Tacoma police spokesman Loretta Cool said Monday.
Tips from the public helped police identify the 31-year-old man, she said, who officers found in jail on unrelated burglary charges.
A woman left a grocery store parking lot Feb. 13 at 1624 72nd St. E. and was driving on Portland Avenue, when the man allegedly climbed into the front seat and took her purse. When she started screaming, he ran from the car, police said.
He had not been charged with the attack Monday. The News Tribune does not generally name suspects until they have been formally charged with a crime.