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Victims hit in three weekend street robberies around the Hill

There were two more street robberies on the edges of Capitol Hill to note from the weekend following Friday’s gunpoint purse snatch at Summit and E Olive St.

  • Woman punched in face in 10th/Seneca robbery: A woman was struck repeatedly by a man who had gained her confidence before suddenly attempting to rob her early Sunday morning near 10th and Seneca. According to the police report on the incident, the woman said she was in town with friends when she met the man on the street and he convinced her to leave her group. As the woman and the suspect walked in the 1100 block of 10th Ave around 2:25a, the man suddenly began striking her in the face, grabbed her phone and attempted to steal her wallet. The woman told police she struck back at the suspect who then ran westbound on Union as a group of people took notice of what was happening and offered their assistance.

The victim was treated for her injuries at the scene but did not go to the hospital.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s, around 5’7″ and 220 pounds with a stocky build. A search of the area was not successful.

  • Robbery victims targeted on 23rd Ave bus ride: Two bus riders on 23rd Ave said they got a bad feeling when a group on their Metro coach seemed to be watching them intently Saturday night. According to police, the group followed the men as they exited the bus at 23rd and John and proceeded to rob one of the victims of his phone and his baseball hat. 

The two victims said they were on the bus around 9p and noticed the group of six watching them as one of the victims used his iPhone. As the two left the bus to transfer to their connecting route, the group followed and two members approached the men and immediately began patting down one of the victims in search of the phone. As he looked for the device, the suspect asked the other one if he had his gun. Fearing for his life, the victim said he handed over his iPhone and the baseball cap the duo demanded. The victims did not report the crime until more than an hour later after riding the bus home to the Green Lake area and calling police. A search of the area for the suspects — described only as six black males in their early 20s — was not successful.

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8 thoughts on “Victims hit in three weekend street robberies around the Hill” -- All CHS Comments are held for moderation before publishing

  1. Perhaps it just made them feel more in control of the situation but it sucks as it is so much harder for the police.

    Hopefully they had Find My iPhone on their phone.

  2. “the woman said she was in town with friends when she met the man on the street and he convinced her to leave her group”

    Seems reasonable, could have happened to anybody.

  3. the google crime map has a robbery-street-gun at the 300 block of summit Ave. E. on 4-30-12 at 10:39pm. is that a google mess up or did that robbery happen? my friend lives on the next block they were worried, wanted me to ask?

  4. No robbery. Police took a report but from details I gathered, SPD closed the incident without further investigation. Probably means the complainant was mentally ill and/or details reported were found to be not true or could not be confirmed by police in any kind of substantive manner.

  5. “The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s.”

    “A search of the area for the suspects — described only as six black males in their early 20s.”

    Hopefully one of these punks will pick the wrong target and get a case of acute lead poisoning.

  6. I am the unfortunate person that was robbed at gunpoint on the corner of Harrison and Belmont. I am for sure not mentally I’ll. He stole my backpack and my wallet. He was white or Hispanic (he was wearing a bandana over his face), long black hair pulled back into a ponytail and used a small, black revolver. Don’t tell me I didn’t get robbed. I hope someone catches this guy.