Women robbed of their purses at gunpoint at Summit and E Olive Street

SPD is looking for information about a Friday night armed robbery at Summit and E Olive St. Two women were robbed at gunpoint by one man, police say, and the suspect got away with their purses.

From SPD:

On May 4th at approximately 10:53 p.m. two female victims were walking on Summit Avenue near East Olive Street when they were approached by a lone male suspect.  The suspect displayed a small black revolver and stole both victims’ purses.  The suspect then fled westbound on East Olive Street.  Neither victim was injured during the robbery. 

Responding officers conducted an area search however, the suspect remains at large.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and wearing a black hat, black coat, and black pants.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

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5 thoughts on “Women robbed of their purses at gunpoint at Summit and E Olive Street

  1. I think we need Phoenix Jones patrolling this stretch of Summit. I live on the 1700 block of Summit, less than three buildings from where this happened. This area is completely sketchy and is in need of some serious clean up. How many more people need to get robbed, shot or stabbed before SPD finally does something? Seriously. A casual drive by every couple hours is just not enough.

    Between the junkies, hookers and “thugs” it’s getting to be unbearable.
    And yet SPD does nothing! WTF! What’s it gonna take, a rape in broad freakin’ daylight?

  2. You really think another poorly dressed “former” drug addict who doesn’t pay child support wandering around Summit randomly assaulting people is actually going to help? Stop picking up those white rocks off the sidewalk and eating them.

  3. Phoenix Jones is a joke. He HAS patrolled Summit before and all he did was harass a some guy sitting in his car while simultaneously waking up several people in the wee hours with his ridiculous, childish posturing.
    You want to make a change on our street: DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
    Someone’s being sketchy? Call the cops.
    Someone’s screaming “TONY!” over and over again nonstop? Call the cops. People are trying to sell you drugs? Threaten you? Someone’s trying to get into your building? CALL THE DAMN COPS!
    I call the cops = The cops show up. We used to have a real problem with people sitting on our front stair harassing tenants and causing problems. I call the cops andor chase them off the stoop with a baseball bat. Guess what? We rarely have non-tenants on our stoop anymore.

    I get the feeling that a lot of the people who bitch about this street walk by this stuff every day and instead of actually trying to do something about it they just hop online and complain or whine to their friends and feel like that’s enough. It isn’t.
    Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Protect your community and don’t put up with that shit.

    Also: The presence of The Curb-in doesn’t help Summit much, either.

  4. I have to agree. It doesn’t seem like people are taking the initiative. I don’t live on that stretch, but I walk through it almost every day. It’s been sketch for years. Recently, the whole traffic circle got tagged to hell. It’s still there over a week later. I reported it to the City, which is supposed to take care of it within 10 days. I doubt anyone else reported it before me. The folks in those buildings need to start being proactive.

  5. It’s frustrating how Summit is “Known” for this kind of activity but I rarely hear of anyone actually trying to do something about it. They seem to assume that someone else will, or already has.

    As someone who is actively trying to help change the street in whatever small way I can, the suggestion that PJ should come ‘save us’ gets on my tits.