A police report says members of a “Mexican Blood” gang pistol-whipped a man during an attempted robbery in South Seattle last week and that the gang members may be responsible for other armed robberies in the neighborhood.
According to the report, a man told police he was getting off a Metro bus at 59th Ave S and Beacon Ave S at about 11:00 p.m. last Wednesday when a Hispanic man wearing a red bandanna over his face walked up behind him. The masked man pulled out a handgun and told the victim “Give me all your stuff right Now! Don’t make a scene!”
The victim told the masked man that “he wasn’t carrying anything of value on his person, and that he wasn’t going to get anything from him.” The masked man then pistol-whipped the victim, cutting the top of his head.
The victim ran off and the robber got into an older gray station wagon, which was also occupied by three or four other Hispanic men.
The victim went to a friend’s home and called police. When officers arrived to interview the victim, another resident at the home told police that he was also robbed at gunpoint by the same suspects in the same gray station wagon two weeks earlier. According to the report, the suspects may be members of a “Mexican Blood” gang.
The victims provided police with information on where the suspects may live, and told officers they would call later with a possible license plate number. Police searched the neighborhood but were unable to locate the suspects or their vehicle.