Prosecutors say a man who arrived in Seattle a couple of weeks ago used a fake name to get a job at a strip club, then used his insider knowledge of the business to bind the manager with duct tape and steal $3,000 at gunpoint.

The Seattle Times reports it took Seattle police detectives three days to organize a surveillance and arrest operation at a downtown apartment building and uncover Tyre Johnson’s true identity after the Dec. 15 robbery at Kittens Cabaret in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.

Johnson has been charged with kidnapping and robbery. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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