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Blotter | Couple robbed at gunpoint on Capitol Hill, suspect busted in West Seattle hold-up

A man and a woman were held up at gunpoint at 14th avenue and East Howell Street early Sunday morning just after 12:30a, according to the police report on the incident. The 32-yeard-old man and 31-year-old woman were walking in the area when two suspects approached and pointed a gun at the victims, asking for their valuables while threatening their lives. The victims cooperated, and were not hurt—the suspects fled the scene thereafter. 

Officers called to the scene brought canine units for an area search, but were unable to locate the suspects. Suspect #1 was descriped as a black male, 6 feet tall, in his 20′s, muscular build, with an oval face with pockmarks. Suspect #2 was described as a black male, over 6 feet tall, 20′s, very muscular build, wearing all black clothing. 

Suspect #2 was arrested Sunday after a second attempted armed robbery in West Seattle. Suspect #1 remains at large. The investigation remains active and on-going.

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7 thoughts on “Blotter | Couple robbed at gunpoint on Capitol Hill, suspect busted in West Seattle hold-up” -- All CHS Comments are held for moderation before publishing

  1. Maybe it’s time to change the contents of my wallet. I don’t need to carry 2 credit cards and an ATM card. I think one card and a photocopy of my drivers license and a little cash will be enough. Then the only thing I’ll need to replace will be one card, if I run into trouble. It seems these street muggings are on the rise.

  2. Seriously! I know someone (and now myself) writes some “Whats going on in this city??!” comment after all these articles, but this one hits home; literally as it was a block away from me! I’m not completely nieve that this stuff does and will happen on the hill, but the frequency is increasing as well as the brasin violent (aka gun hold up) attacks are increasing; this ain’t belltown people.

    Is this the new life I need to get to used too? Big city problems in what looks like a nice tree lined urban neighborhood? If so, I want lower rent! :P

  3. Too bad this is about 3/4 of a mile away from Pike/Pine and an entirely different kind of neighborhood.
    I agree with Frank. WTF? It’s one thing for a single drunk person to get mugged at a bus stop at 3am on Pine or Broadway, but for a couple to get robbed at gunpoint in a quiet, residential area at a not-that-late hour is a little nutty.

  4. “What’s going on” is that urban thugs, most of them associated with gangs, are getting more aggressive. And part of it is that everyone is using digital devices these days, as they walk our streets, and this is an invitation to trouble….wasn’t the cause in this case, but it often is.

    But not to worry!….this blog, and other media, keep repeating the mantra that “crime is down.” It sure doesn’t seem that way to most of us on Capitol Hill.

  5. It’s not a mantra, it’s data. The way something “feels” to you and the way things actually are can sometimes be different! I got mugged downtown (not using an electronic device, by the way) and it sucked, but the fact that it happened to me doesn’t change the fact that crime is actually down. Sorry.