Police believe the man highlighted in these pictures is responsible for two street robberies in which he threatened his victims with a revolver. Details on the first incident in which a man was robbed of his wallet at gunpoint on April 30th are below. CHS reported on the second incident in which two women were robbed of their purses on May 4th at Summit and E Olive.
SPD today asked for the public’s assistance identifying the man and posted these images from surveillance video captured at a Seattle-area restaurant where the suspect allegedly paid for the meal — and left an unusually large tip — using the stolen credit card.
Seattle police are looking for help identify a man suspected in two recent armed robberies on Capitol Hill.
The suspect first robbed a man near Summit Avenue and E. Thomas Street on April 30, and then mugged two women near Summit Avenue and E. Olive Street on May 4.
During both incidents, the suspect wore a bandanna over his face, and was carrying a revolver. Detectives believe he is a Hispanic male, between 22-29 years old, 5’6 to 5’8, with dark hair, possibly in a ponytail.
The suspect was later captured by surveillance cameras at a restaurant, where he paid his bill and left a large tip using one victim’s credit card. If you recognize the suspect in the photos, please call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.