A man tells police his assailants were armed with a shotgun that they beat him with in an early Sunday robbery near 22nd Ave and E Olive St. The preliminary SPD report on the incident is below.
According to the report, the man was walking home around 2:30 AM when he was suddenly struck in the back of the head and knocked to the ground. The shotgun-armed muggers made off with the man’s cell phone and wallet. SPD’s search for the suspects was not successful.
The robbery joins a string of gun-related hold-ups around Capitol Hill in early 2013. In late January, SPD said its arrest of Hezekiah Greene, 20, was related to armed robberies in the area of Sunday’s shotgun beating. Meanwhile, incidents such as this reported hold-up involving a pistol and males in ski masks near Volunteer Park have also been keeping East Precinct detectives busy.
Here’s the full report on Sunday’s robbery from SPD:
A man was struck in the head and robbed. This morning at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim had his headphones in listening to music. He was walking back to his house in the 2200 block of E. Olive St when he was suddenly struck in the back of his head by a blunt object causing him to be knocked to the ground.
When he turned around, the two suspects were standing over him. One of the suspects was pointing a shotgun at the victim’s face. The suspect then struck the victim in the face with the shotgun several times. The suspects forcibly took the victim’s cell phone and wallet and fled the scene. The victim called 911 from his house. The victim sustained lacerations requiring stitches to the back of his head and under his left eye
Containment was quickly set up and a K-9 track was attempted without success.
Anyone with information about the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.
UPDATE: SPD added description information to the post following our publish time:
The suspects are described as black males in their late teens to early 20s, 5’9 to 6’0 feet tall, average build. One suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and the second suspect wore a dark hooded sweatshirt. Both had the hoods over their heads during the incident.