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Bellevue: Survivalist suspect wanted by State Patrol

Post by Stephanie A. Clark on Dec. 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
December 30, 2009 12:59 pm

The State Patrol is searching for Bradley Steven Robinette who has an outstanding felony warrant for escape and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is known to be a survivalist and believed to be armed at all times and possibly equipped with body armor.

Read the complete bulletin issued by the Patrol:

SUSPECT: ROBINETT, BRADLEY (BRAD) STEVEN
DOB: 09/14/1968

Robinett has been identified as a suspect that ran from a stolen vehicle in the Eastgate Park and Ride (Bellevue) on November 24, 2009.

Robinett was driving a stolen black 2009 Honda Pilot at the time. The Honda had been stolen from the Portland area, bearing switched plates belonging to a Kia Sorrento from Vancouver, WA.

On September 12, 2009, Bainbridge Island had a similar run-in with Robinett, who fled with another Portland-area stolen Honda Pilot, bearing switched plates stolen in Vancouver. A stolen handgun and stolen body armor were recovered in the Bainbridge case.

Robinett appears to be living in the stolen vehicles and in both Pilot cases had rigged a curtain that snapped to the roofline to conceal his presence in the vehicle. Robinett has a history of auto theft and bank robbery and it is possible he was casing a local bank when contacted by WSP. WSP, Bainbridge Island, FBI, and Marshals service are currently actively looking for Robinett. He has an outstanding felony warrant for escape and unlawful possession of a firearm (OCA: 0860525920 – US Marshals). PC exists for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Property from the WSP case.

Robinett is known to be a survivalist and very active, normally running 3 miles daily. He is believed to be armed at all times and possibly equipped with body armor. It is likely he is living in a stolen vehicle and/or outdoors in a secluded area.

*** Use extreme caution if contacting Robinett ***

If Robinett is located, or any leads, please contact:
Washington State Patrol Detective Sergeant John Anderson (425) 401-7745

Bradley (Brad) Steven Robinett (Photos courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)
Bradley (Brad) Steven Robinett (Photo courtesy of WSP)
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