Another day, another armed gang-related robbery in broad daylight with no arrests.
A police report says a man was standing on a busy street corner near Rainier Ave S and S Charlestown St—near the parking lot for a busy grocery store, a fast food restaurant, and a number of other businesses—at about 9:45 AM on March 11th when another man approached him and asked if he had change for a $10 bill.
The man gave the suspect change and the suspect walked off. Shortly thereafter, the suspect returned and asked the man if he had change for a $20. When the man said “no,” the suspect told the man he had seen more money in his wallet. The suspect then pulled out a black handgun and demanded the man’s wallet.
The man handed over his wallet, and the suspect took the money out and ran to a getaway car parked nearby. The report describes the vehicle as a black two-door car, driven by another man, who was wearing an orange shirt. The police report indicates the robbers are members of a “street gang.”
The victim ran home and called 911. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
The lesson here, kids: never do anything nice for a stranger.