In a report made available late last week, SPD has detailed the severe beating a man suffered as he struggled to keep a street robber from taking his iPad at a 15th Ave E bus stop early on the Friday morning before the 4th of July holiday week.
According to the report on the June 29th incident, the victim told police he was standing at the 15th Ave E bus stop around 5:30a looking at his iPad when the suspect crossed the street and circled by the victim, grabbed the device and took off running on E Republican. The victim said he gave chase and caught up with the suspect a short distance away.
As the two struggled over the iPad, the victim lost his glasses and was hit “several times” but continued to hold on. The suspect eventually dropped the device and ran off but not before leaving the victim with serious injuries. According to the report, the victim was taken to Harborview for treatment for a cut forehead and eyebrow, a broken right eye orbit, a broken left lower jaw, and a broken right rib.
Police searched the area for the suspect but were not successful. Not description was included in the report. Police planned to review a video of the scene at the bus stop possibly captured by a nearby coffee shop’s security system.