CHS has learned details of a dastardly robbery on First Hill in broad daylight Tuesday morning. According to SPD, a woman was robbed by two men at gunpoint after they waved her down presumably to tell her there was something wrong with her tire as she drove on Summit Ave.
A SPD spokesperson said the woman was driving on Summit around 9:30 AM Tuesday when she came to a stop sign at University Street. As she came to a stop, two men on foot at the intersection began waving for her attention and gesturing at her front tire. As the woman stepped to the front of her car to see what was the matter, one of the men pulled out a pistol, aimed it at the woman and yelled, “You fucking bitch, give me your money and your jewelry.”
The woman handed over the cash she was carrying but told the man she couldn’t get her rings off her fingers. The man then demanded her pack of cigarettes as the other suspect stood by “looking tough” on watch. The two men then fled westbound on University with the cash and the smokes. The woman could only provide general descriptions to police: two black males, one around 5’10″ the other 5’5″.
An area search for the men did not turn up the suspects.
Meanwhile, in other area crimes involving wheels, SeattleCrime has details of the Sunday afternoon street robbery that a man says left him without his bicycle and a backpack carrying $100 in cash.
According to police, the victim was walking south, pushing his bicycle down the street near Harvard Ave and Olive Way around 4:00pm on December 19th, when two men walked up to him and started punching him in the face.
According to police radio transmissions from the Sunday incident, the man couldn’t say what kind of bike he lost because he had bought it “on the street” and the brand was covered with black paint.