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- Cal Anderson group robbery: In Monday’s edition of the Blotter, CHS noted, thankfully, there didn’t appear to be a subsequent string of armed robbery activity following Friday’s morning’s gunfire and hold-up incident in Cal Anderson Park. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean the park is entirely at peace. According to the SPD report on the incident, a large group of young black males similar to the crowd seen in Cal Anderson the night of the hold-up was responsible for an overnight attack and robbery of a man who said he was trying to sleep in the park early Sunday morning. The bloodied victim of the 4:42 AM assault told police he was surrounded by a group of 10 to 15 males as he tried to settle into sleep on the park’s sports field with two counterparts. The victim said the group jumped him and grabbed his wallet from his back pocket during the melee. As police arrived, the large group could be seen running and walking from the area in all directions. Seattle Fire was called to treat the victim for a cut to his chin suffered when he fell after being punched several times in the face. The victim’s two companions declined to provide a statement for police. There were no arrests.
- Pike muggings: Police were also waved down early Monday morning just after midnight at Pike/Broadway by a highly intoxicated victim who had just lost his backpack to a man he said had punched him in the face and robbed him. The victim said his stolen backpack contained his Mexican passport but was too intoxicated to provide additional information, according to police. The suspect was described as an older black male, around 6’3″ with cornrows in his hair. A suspect bearing a similar description was responsible for a mugging reported early Saturday at Harvard and Pike. In that incident, a man said he left a business on Broadway and was walking down E Pike when the suspect grabbed his wallet from the victim’s pants pocket and tried to flee on Harvard. The victim told police he grabbed ahold of the suspect’s jacket to try to stop him but the man said he didn’t have the wallet and pulled out of the jacket and kept walking. The victim said he then dropped the jacket and grabbed the suspect by his black t-shirt. The suspect then wriggled out of the shirt, picked up the discarded jacket and fled the area. The victim said he next saw the suspect leaving the area at the wheel of an older red-colored, four-door car. A search for the vehicle in the 3:42 AM incident was not successful. SPD took the shirt into evidence.
- Reported 15th/Pine carjacking: CHS readers who subscribe to SPD’s Tweets by Beat may have been concerned about a carjacking reported at 15th and Pine early Tuesday morning. We’re still gathering information on the incident but it appears that the situation involved two parties who know one another and was not a case of a stranger stealing somebody’s car by force.
- Art shoe burglary: Over the weekend, a Capitol Hill artist reported that her Bellevue Ave apartment had been broken into and two pairs of “custom painted” women’s shoes worth from between $500 to $1,000 per pair had been stolen: