Homeless man arrested for attempted robbery with box cutter

Homeless man arrested for attempted robbery with box cutter

Victim told police that suspect pulled box cutter on him and demanded money

A homeless man was arrested Sept. 24 after he allegedly attempted to rob a man with a box cutter outside a convenience store in Bremerton.

According to the incident report, John Sablan had pulled a box cutter on the victim and demanded some money outside of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 1107 Callow Ave. The victim told police that he was approached by Sablan, who was on a bike before asking him for money and pulled out the box cutter. The victim also told police that he saw the blade of the knife.

“It’s not normal for someone to do that,” the victim told police.

According to Sablan, he asked the man for money and was trying to sell the box cutter to him, documents read. Sablan also allegedly told police that he was asking for gas money for his bicycle, which did not have a motor on it.

“Sablan did tell me he was hungry, homeless and had not been checking in with KMH (Kitsap Mental Health) lately, so he thought he would try and get some money to get some food and feel better,” the incident report stated.

Before placing the box cutter into evidence, police noticed there was a hook blade on the end of the razor, documents read. Sablan was transported to Kitsap County Jail for second-degree attempted robbery.

More in News

A close-up look at one of the hate signs. Courtesy photos
Hate symbols against COVID vaccines seen in N. Kitsap

Hate symbols protesting COVID-19 vaccines were displayed on signs this week in… Continue reading

.
Port Orchard spelling bee goal-setter writes her first book

Ilyannie dedicates her published work to ‘Grandpa’

Outdoor burn ban still in effect

Most outdoor burning remains prohibited with a few exceptions

.
4 more COVID-related deaths in Kitsap, 176 total

110 new cases also confirmed in county

Lewis
New Kitsap County clerk appointed

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners recently appointed David Lewis to serve… Continue reading

Be Bold Be Brave is a workshop that takes a holistic approach to self-defense and teaching women the mental empowerment to believe they are worth defending. (Contributed photo)
BI workshops teach empowerment, self defense

Self-defense classes have been around for decades, and the idea is simple… Continue reading

Dune, Courtesy photos
Long-anticipated films starting to be released

Just like TV shows, the fall entertainment season also brings many new… Continue reading

A look at the new boardwalk that was included in the Finn Hill Road shared-use path project. Courtesy photo
Statue of slain boy part of new Poulsbo park

A statue honoring 3-year-old Eli Creekmore who was beaten to death by… Continue reading

Melissa Hudson with two of her children. Courtesy photo
Funds sought for Sluys’ granddaughter’s cancer treatment

Burzynski Clinic in Texas has helped improve her condition

Most Read