There has been another gunpoint robbery reported in the area around the Meany school campus at 19th and John. Monday, police were called to the area after a man said he was held up by a male with a silver handgun just before 4p.
According to the report on the incident, the victim told police he was walking near 21st and E John when the suspect came up to him brandishing a silver pistol and demanding he hand over everything he was carrying. The man complied, handing the gun-toting suspect his phone, his wallet and the bag he was carrying. The suspect then told the man to walk away from the scene as the suspect walked away eastbound on E John. The victim went to a nearby house where he called 911 but the suspect was nowhere to be found by the time police arrived.
Nearby schools utilizing the Meany campus were placed in lockdown for a short time during the police response to the incident, according to SPD.
Monday’s robbery comes days after an incident just a few blocks away at 21st and Mercer Thursday night in which a woman reported the suspect held a gun to her head — and pulled the trigger of the unknown pistol type — in a robbery just after 7:30 PM.
The suspect described by victims in both incidents was a young black male in his teens or 20s. The most recent incident report includes additional details describing the suspect as around 5’6″, 140 pounds, with medium brown complexion, and black, cornrow-style hair.