Police were reportedly pursuing multiple suspects on foot after a robbery near E Pike and 18th Ave Friday afternoon. At least one facility in the area was on lockdown during the chase.
We’re still gathering details on the incident. Police records show a robbery dispatch to the location just after 1 PM. One account sent to CHS said the robbery occurred at a bank — we’re not aware of any in the area on the backside of the old TT Minor campus. We’re also checking on what facilities in the area may have a credit union or ATM machine.
All details are preliminary at this point and have not been confirmed with SPD.
UPDATE: SPD says the incident was an armed street robbery involving two suspects reportedly with a gun. The victim was robbed of an iPhone around 12:45 PM before calling police from a nearby coffee shop. A search for the suspects who fled the area on foot was not successful.
Police were also busy around the same time with this drive-by shooting near South Seattle’s Franklin High School.