Robberies! Robberies! Robberies! (Hillman City and First Hill Edition)

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee November 4, 2010

Howsabout a couple of robbery reports from the ol' SPD Blotter?

Hillman City:

On November 2nd, at approximately 11:25 PM, South Precinct officers responded to the 6200 Block of Rainier Avenue South to a report of an armed robbery.  Officers contacted the victim who stated that he had been robbed of his money at knife point and then struck by the suspect while waiting at a bus shelter.    The suspect was located and detained at 46th Avenue South and South Warsaw Street by officers and the victim positively identified the suspect as the one who robbed him.  The 27 year old suspect was arrested and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

First Hill:

On November 2nd at approximately 7:40 p.m. officers responded to Harborview Medical Center  to investigate a street robbery.  Officers contacted the victim, who stated that she had been accosted by a group of three or four black males while she was walking on the stairs leading from Harborview toward Yesler Way.  The victim stated that one of the suspects displayed a handgun and then struck her in the head with it, knocking her to the ground.  The suspect attempted to remove her backpack, but could not.  He did take her cell phone.  The suspects then fled on foot southbound. 

The victim was able to run back to Harborview to seek aid, and someone there called 911.  The victim did not suffer any serious injuries. 

Officers and a K-9 unit searched the area extensively, but were unable to locate the suspects.  The suspects are described as black males, ages 18-21 years old.  The suspect with the gun was described as 5′ 9″, thin, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

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