- SPD is reporting an attempted armed robbery of a man who says he was parking his car near 11th and Harrison early Thursday morning:
Officers are investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery that happened around 12:30 this morning near the intersection of 11th Avenue and East Harrison Street.
The victim drove to the East Precinct early this morning to report that he had almost been robbed at gunpoint while sitting in his parked car at that location. He stated that he was sitting in his car after having just parked, when an unknown man knocked on the driver’s side window. The vicitm turned to look and saw the suspect pointing a silver colored handgun at him. The suspect demanded money and demanded that the victim roll down his window. The victim told officers that he feigned confusion as if he didn’t know what it was that the suspect was asking. According to the victim, the suspect became very angry and attempted to smash the window with the butt of his handgun. Fortunately, the window did not break. The suspect yelled at the victim and then walked away on 11th Avenue. The victim called 911 and then drove to the East Precinct to meet with officers. Officers responded to the area and did an extensive search but did not locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a black male, late thirties, tall (6’3″) a round face, small amount of facial hair, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and baggie clothes. He was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. Anyone with information on this incident or suspect is asked to contact Seattle Police.
In January, SPD announced it had arrested a suspect in a string of armed hold-ups around Capitol Hill. We’ll check in on the status of the legal process around that case.
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