Two people attacked waiting for bus near Othello station

By Tom Fucoloro August 9, 2010

An unidentified man was attacked and a woman robbed at a bus stop near Othello station around 11:30 a.m. August 4, according to the police report. They had both come from a nearby bank, and the woman told police she thought the robber may have been staking out the bank, looking for vulnerable people.

With her son as an interpreter because she only speaks Vietnamese, the woman told police she took a seat at the bus stop next to a man who had also left the bank. While they were waiting, the suspect came over to the stop and stood against the bus shelter wall.

After standing for a few minutes, the suspect turned and punched the man, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then grabbed the necklace around the woman's neck and yanked it off, ripping her shirt collar in the process. He then fled.

After she filed the report, the officer told the woman to warn her friends and family of "numerous robberies in the area with the same M.O." Police also seem to have a suspect in mind and made contact with him in the area shortly after the robbery. No arrests were noted.

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