Other items: Sound Transit to add exit for buses on I-90; Woman says boy groped her on trail

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Bellevue

Police are trying to figure out whether a man who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday night is the man who has held up several other fast-food restaurants in Bellevue recently.

The man walked into the Subway store at 12121 N.E. Northup Way at about 8:30 p.m., demanded cash from an employee and walked out with $100, said Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu.

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The man was wearing a mask and a black, hooded jacket.


Bellevue

Sound Transit to add exit for buses on I-90

Sound Transit is expected to begin work in April on a new Interstate 90 exit ramp to give buses quicker access to the Eastgate Park & Ride lot.

The connector, called a direct-access ramp, will rise out of the freeway median to carry buses from the high-occupancy-vehicle lane and 142nd Place Southeast.

The project is expected to cost $39 million, according to Sound Transit, and should be completed in 2006.

Unlike direct-access ramps in Lynnwood and at Northeast Sixth Street in Bellevue, which are open to car pools, the Eastgate ramp will be open only to buses, said Dave Becher, the project engineer.

The project is among at least eight such ramps Sound Transit has planned in the region.


Bellevue

Woman says boy groped her on trail

Police are looking for a boy who reportedly groped a 32-year-old Seattle woman and exposed himself to her along a trail in Bellevue on Friday.

The woman was jogging at about 3:30 p.m. on the Mountains to Sound Trail, along Interstate 90 at 161st Avenue Southeast, when she came upon the boy, who was about 11 to 13 years old, on the path.

She spoke briefly with him, said Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu.

As she turned to go, the boy grabbed her and exposed himself, Chiu said, and when she confronted the boy, he quickly ran away.

The boy was described as 5-foot-6, thin, with light-olive skin, dark-brown hair, light-brown eyes and a red scratch on his left cheek.

Anyone with information can call Bellevue police at 425-452-6917.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau