The Morning Blotter: Robbery Round-Up

May 17th
8:00am
Downtown

The victim was sitting at a bus stop at 4th and Pike when a man approached him and asked for money. When he said he didn’t have any, the suspect called a friend over, who pulled out a three and a half foot chain with an attached padlock, and threatened him. The victim walked away and contacted police. Officers found the suspects at 3rd and Pike, and arrested both men.

May 16th
5:15pm
Belltown

A man was walking at 2nd and Bell minding his own business when another man grabbed him and threw him to the ground (I doubt a day goes by without something similar happening somewhere on Bell St.). The suspect then went through the victim’s pockets and fled southbound, and may have hopped in a silver “Lexus-type vehicle.” The report doesn’t say what was taken.

May 14th
9:15pm
Downtown

And what better way to finish up a robbery round-up than with info on incident at Seattle’s favorite post-apocalyptic intersection: 3rd and Pine.

A man in his mid 20s was robbed by two teens at a bus stop at the dreaded intersection after he tried to sell them a watch, according to a police report. The victim told police that when he approached the two suspects outside of Westlake Station on Pine Street and offered to sell them the timepiece, one of the teen suspects grabbed the watch and implied that he had a gun in his waistband when the victim tried to get the watch back. The teens then fled on the slowest and stinkiest getaway vehicle ever: the #358 bus. Officers stopped the bus at 3rd and Bell, pulled the two suspects off, and booked them into the Youth Service Center. The report indicates police transported the victim to the West Precinct so he could give a statement, but left before police got a chance to interview him because he had an outstanding Seattle Municipal warrant. 

Ah, criminal on criminal crime.