- SPD has released its report on an armed robbery involving the victim being forced to withdraw money from a Capitol Hill ATM at gunpoint early last Saturday morning. According to the report, the victim told police he had been out on the Hill drinking with friends when he decided to split off around 2 AM to get cash from the Bank of America near 14th and Madison. As he approached the bank, the man told police that two black males wearing hoodies approached him. One of the males pointed what the victim believe to be a semiautomatic handgun at him and demanded the victim withdraw money from the bank’s ATM.
The victim said he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the hold-up but withdrew $200 for the men as they held him at gunpoint. One of the suspects then grabbed his bank card, demanded the PIN and proceeded to withdraw another $200. The suspect then decided to grab another $100, making the third transaction of the session.
The victim said he was then thrown to the ground as the suspects walked away. At some point in the hold-up, the victim said the suspects also stole his phone but gave back his bank card.
The victim told police he went to a friend’s nearby residence following the robbery but passed out before he could call police. After going to work, the victim contacted SPD that night from his North Seattle residence and reported the crime.
Police are continuing to investigate the robbery. According to the report, there is likely video of the crime from the bank’s surveillance cameras.
- Another report just released by SPD documents another street robbery along Madison — this one the week previous on Saturday the 9th. According to the victim who came into the East Precinct after the mugging to report the crime, he was outside the E Madison 7/11 when a black male in his 30s punched him four times in the face and took his wallet containing $230 from his back pocket. The victim also lost his passport in the robbery.
- Two residents in the 200 block of Harvard Ave E woke up and disrupted a burglary after the sounds of crashing inside their apartment stirred them from their sleep. SPD swarmed the area around the 3:30 AM incident on Sunday, February 10th to set up containment but the suspect was not found. One of the residents told police he heard the noise inside his apartment and yelled, “Who is there!” He yelled again and then heard a male voice exclaim, “Oh shit!” The resident said he could see the male suspect run southbound from the building but didn’t get a good look at him. The suspect was apparently chased off before he could take anything. According to the report, the suspect likely entered the apartment through a window.
- Police are continuing to investigate. he security system at an apartment building in the 1300 block of E Union apparently caught a package thief on video. According to the SPD report, a woman living in the building reported that she had left two packages in the lobby to be picked up by UPS. On Valentine’s Day around 11a, here’s what the cameras captured:
- The upset woman who attacked the victim was taken into custody by SPD for investigation of assault. : This 1500 block of Bellevue Ave assault is also a reminder: Call 911 if you encounter a person acting in an erratic and angry manner on the street. CHS hears from assault victims and witnesses from time to time who tell us about a violent interaction with somebody who might be mentally ill but did not call the police. On Valentine’s morning, SPD officers were called to the 300 block of E Pike to a report of a woman causing a disturbance. Witnesses said the suspect had assaulted a passerby earlier that morning:
- Police are reporting a Capitol Hill woman’s favorite red hat missing, after she found it gone from her dining room table where she keeps her other hats. It’s unclear whether the hat, which is adorned with a gold tiger pendant, was stolen or misplaced, but the officer who responded to the case said he “was not going to go through all her piles of clothing” to find it, according to the report. Police say nothing else was missing from the woman’s apartment in the 1600 block of Bellevue Ave, but the woman believes someone with a master key entered her apartment and stole the hat overnight Friday.