Seattle Police responded to two reported violent muggings along the same blocks of E Madison over the weekend.
In the first incident late Friday night, a woman said she was jumped by a man who hit her in the head, knocked her to the ground, kicked her and stole her suitcase as she walked along Madison near 23rd Ave E. The victim suffered a cut to the back of her head in the attack. The woman, who said she waited an hour before reporting the attack because she has a warrant and feared arrest, told police that she saw three men walking toward her before one approached her and began the attack. She described him as a Hispanic male in his 20s, thin, 6’5″ and wearing a white shirt and dark jacket at the time of the robbery. A search for the area was not successful.
An early morning mugging in the same area sent a man to the hospital early Sunday. According to the victim, he was walking home near 24th and Madison when he was suddenly jumped by an unknown attacker or attackers. The man was knocked unconscious and his wallet and his iPhone were stolen. He was taken to Harborview and reported the mugging to police the next morning when he was released from the hospital.