The Morning Blotter: Muggers Leads Police On Car Chase Near Denny Park

A car full of robbery suspects led police on a brief car chase near Denny Park last week after they mugged a man at a nearby gas station.

Police contacted the robbery victim at a gas station at 6th and Denny at about 8:00pm on April 9th, who directed officers to a silver car sitting in traffic on Denny. A police report says the victim told police “that the people in the car were the ones that had assaulted him and stole his wallet.”

Police followed the car and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped north on Aurora and turned into a parking lot.

Two passengers jumped out of the car and took off running—one across Aurora and the other north through the parking lot—before the driver took off again, and headed back towards Denny Park.

The driver finally pulled over inside Denny Park and fled. Police detained a female passenger in the car, but the woman told officers she had nothing to do with the robbery, and provided officers with a possible name of the driver.

Police found the victim’s wallet in the car and found the suspected driver at 8th and Blanchard. The suspect had apparently fled toward the West Precinct.

Officers returned the wallet to the victim and booked the suspect into the King County Jail.

The victim was treated by medics for “a swollen forehead and a large cut/hole on the inside of his right cheek.”