The Morning Blotter: “Sorry. You only got a knife.”

Armed Robbery in Lake City: On the afternoon of November 30th, a man—described in a police report as white, in his 40s, bald, and wearing a green coat with a yellow hood and purple sleeves—walked into a gas station on Lake City Way, went to the back of the store and grabbed  a 12 pack of Heineken. The man approached the cash register, and as the cashier rang him up, she asked the man if there was anything else he needed, the report says. The man then pulled out a “folding type knife with a large blade” and demanded “all of the cash out of the register.”  The ballsy cashier responded “Sorry.  You only got a knife,” and backed away from the man, who “nonchalantly” walked out of the store, beer in hand.

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Assault in Belltown: Early Saturday morning, police received a report of an assault in the 2200 block of  1st Avenue. Around 2:45 a.m., police say a man and a woman were walking to their apartment building when they passed a group of men on the street. One of the men in the group grabbed the woman’s butt, police say, member of the group grabbed the female victim’s buttocks.  The man and the woman confronted the group, who then attacked them. A bystander broke up the fight and police were called, but no arrests were made.

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Stabbing Downtown: At about 1:30 a.m. on December 5th, police found a man standing near the Convention Center, holding gauze to a wound on his neck. The man was unable to communicate with police, but a witness told police they had found the man walking on Pike Street near the convention center, holding a shirt to his neck. At the time of this report, the identity of the victim and actual circumstances & location of the assault are unknown. The man was taken to Harborview, and police were unable to get any further information about what led to the stabbing. Over the weekend, police were still working to determine the man’s identity.