Capitol Hill gunpoint robbery suspects reportedly use bike share as getaway ride

A couple of Capitol Hill armed robbery suspects put Seattle’s robust bike share system to use for their getaway in at least one of two early morning gunpoint hold-ups reported over the weekend.

According to East Precinct radio broadcasts, a man was held up by a suspect brandishing a black handgun just after 5:30 AM Saturday morning near the QFC at Pike and Broadway. The suspect described as a white male in his 20s, around 5’7″, with a thin build, and wearing a black hat, black coat, and ripped blue jeans reportedly left the scene along with an accomplice riding Lime bikes.

The male and female duo were last seen headed west on Pike on the bikes. They were not wearing helmets.

A male and female duo were also reported to be the culprits in a similar gunpoint holdup Sunday morning around 3:30 AM in the 500 block of 13th Ave E near E Mercer. In that successful street robbery, the suspects were described as a white male wearing a white hoodie, armed with a handgun, and a female counterpart. The suspects were reportedly on foot after the Sunday holdup.

Police searched the area following both incidents but suspects and any involved bikes could not be located.

There were no injuries reported in the Sunday hold-up. Seattle Fire was called to Broadway and Pike Saturday morning to treat the male victim in his 50s for injuries suffered during that incident.


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