Seattle Police have released surveillance video shot from inside a Capitol Hill coffee shop that shows the suspect in a violent June 29th robbery attempt on 15th Ave E size up his victim before grabbing the man’s iPad and attempting to run from the scene of the early morning attack.
CHS reported on the violent altercation that ensued as the victim chased down the suspect and got him to drop the device but not before suffering a cut forehead and eyebrow, a broken right eye orbit, a broken left lower jaw, and a broken right rib when the suspect turned on him and began a savage beating, according to the police report on the incident. CHS requested the video provided to SPD by the Cafe Ladro at 15th and Republican near the bus stop where the victim was waiting around 5:30a when the suspect jumped him while he was looking at the iPad.
Detectives are asking people with information from the morning to come forward to help identify the assailant.
SPD robbery detectives need your help finding a suspect who severely beat a man after trying to steal his iPad at a Capitol Hill bus stop.
The victim was standing at a bus stop near 15th Avenue and E. Republican Street on June 29th when the suspect walked past him on the street.
The suspect then circled behind a delivery truck parked on the street, walked up to the victim, snatched the man’s iPad out of his hands and ran off.
The victim chased after the suspect and, when he caught up to him, tried to grab his iPad back.
Instead of giving back the stolen iPad, the suspect brutally attacked the victim, leaving him with a broken jaw, eye socket and rib, and cuts on his face.
The suspect dropped the iPad and fled the scene before police arrived.