There were two more street robberies on the edges of Capitol Hill to note from the weekend followingat Summit and E Olive St.
- : 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.
- : 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.