Crime

Two arrested for armed robbery

Alleged victim said she knew the perpetrators

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Two people were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery after being accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while she sat in her car on Olympia’s west side on Tuesday.

Sage L. Beck, 20, and Marley R. Fuller, 28, were both charged with first-degree robbery while armed with a firearm as well as felony harassment. Both are being held on $25,000 bail.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police responded to the 500 block of Bing Street Northwest on Olympia’s west side Tuesday evening to speak with a woman reporting an armed robbery. The woman said she was in her vehicle when Beck and Fuller — who she knows — flagged her down.

The woman told police she began to exit her vehicle to speak with them as Beck approached her driver’s side door and Fuller approached the passenger door. The woman said Beck then pointed a handgun at her and threatened to shoot her if she moved or drew attention to them. Fuller allegedly grabbed the woman’s wallet and took out $40 in cash. The pair then allegedly walked away to their own vehicle and drove off.

Police noted that the alleged victim was “visibly shaken” as she provided the account. She provided a description of the vehicle they drove, and said they might be staying in the La Quinta Inn in Lacey.

Police went to the inn later that evening and found Fuller and Beck registered under an alias. The two were taken to the Olympia police station for questioning and provided statements. In separate statements, both denied committing the robbery. They also denied being in the west side of Olympia that day.

Both suspects also said they believe the alleged victim made up the allegations because of an ongoing feud. The feud regarded a previous dating relationship, they said.

Officers arrested Beck and Fuller, and they were booked into the Thurston County Jail on Wednesday. They appeared in court for bail hearings later that day, and an online jail roster indicates they are both being held on $25,000 bail.

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