Gang Attempts to Rob Man For His iPod Near Rainer Beach High School

How can there still be a market for stolen iPods? I swear someone gets jacked for an iDevice every six seconds in this town.

This most recent robbery attempt happened last week, on February 27th, at about 7pm near Rainier Beach High School. A police report says a man was standing near the school in the 8800 block of Rainier Ave S when a group of men surrounded him.

one of the men grabbed the victim’s iPod while the other men in the group tried to knock him to the ground.

The victim was able to hold onto his iPod—his headphones were destroyed in the tussle, the report says—and fled. The victim later told police he recognized one of the suspects from the neighborhood, but only knew him by his street name. The report indicates the suspects are all members of a street gang.