Carjacking suspect arrested

POULSBO – A suspect who was wanted in connection with a carjacking robbery is now in custody.

POULSBO – A suspect who was wanted in connection with a carjacking robbery is now in custody.

Nico Alan Harris, 24, who was previously identified by Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives as the person responsible for forcibly taking a motor vehicle from a driver last month, was arrested Sept. 14.

The arrest took place around 9:25 p.m. in the vicinity of Walmart Supercenter, 21200 Olhava Way NW, in Poulsbo.

Acting on criminal intelligence information, Poulsbo police officers, with assistance from Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies, found Harris inside a passenger vehicle that was located in the business’ parking lot. He was taken into custody without incident.

Harris was transported and booked into the Kitsap County Jail for second-degree robbery, three counts of failure to appear/contempt of court, and failure to register as a sex offender.

Total bail for all charges is $350,000.

The robbery occurred early in the afternoon of Aug. 14. The victim, a 47 year-old East Bremerton woman, was preparing to leave from the Goodwill Store on Mickelberry Road NW, in Silverdale, when Harris got into the front passenger seat of her sport utility vehicle and demanded that she drive him away.

The woman refused and Harris threatened to shoot her. The suspect implied that he had a handgun in his jacket pocket. A gun wasn’t displayed.

The woman escaped from the SUV and Harris moved to the driver’s seat and drove away. Although frightened and upset, the woman was not harmed.

The stolen vehicle was recovered around 8 p.m. that night from private property on Illahee Road NE, in East Bremerton, when the occupant of the house returned home from work and found the car abandoned in the driveway.

Through investigative leads, sheriff’s detectives were able to identify Harris as a primary suspect.