Police were searching for a car carrying two teens armed with what one witness said was a “long, silver” handgun Monday night after a hold-up attempt reported near Seattle University.
According to East Precinct radio reports and a security bulletin sent to the Seattle U campus, police were called to the area around 9:10 PM after school security reported seeing two males running with one carrying what appeared to be a handgun.
Responding officers found the victim nearby who told police the duo threatened that they had a gun as they held him up in a nearby parking lot at 14th and Jefferson. The suspects — one described as an older teen around 6′ tall with a thin build and wearing a grey sweatsuit with hood and black gloves, the other around 13 to 15 wearing dark clothing — were last seen fleeing the area northbound on 14th Ave in a white or yellow Crown Vic-type vehicle.
A search of the area for the vehicle or the suspects was not immediately successful.
CHS reported last week that prosecutors and police say a 17-year-old charged in a Capitol Hill carjacking told detectives he was responsible for a wave of street robberies in the area this summer.
UPDATE: SPD has posted a brief on the incident —
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Seattle University student at gunpoint shortly after he left a gym on campus Monday night.
The 25-year-old victim told police that after he left the gym in the 500 block of 14th Avenue around 9 PM, two young men approached and ordered him to hand over his wallet and phone. One of the suspects pointed a silver pistol at his head.
The victim handed over his iPhone and the two suspects ran away and fled in a
whiteyellow Ford Crown Victoria with pushbars. One suspect was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s wearing dark gray sweat pants and a light gray hoodie. The second suspect was a black male, around 15 years old, wearing a white shirt and red basketball shorts. Anyone with information about the case is asked to please call Det. Shandy Cobane at 206-684-5561.
UPDATE x2: SPD says the vehicle being searched for is yellow, not white.
UPDATE x3 11/14/14 3:00 PM: According to a Seattle U security bulletin, police spotted the vehicle in the area again on Thursday:
On Thursday November 13, 2014 at approximately 10:40 pm, DPS Officers spotted a vehicle matching the description from the robbery at 14th and Jefferson. The vehicle was occupied by four males and cleared immediately upon seeing DPS Officers. SPD has been notified and will have additional robbery emphasis patrol units in the area. SPD has received reports of other robberies around Seattle by subjects matching this vehicle and suspect descriptions.