Forget Pepper Spray, Watch Out for Thieves with SUVs

Thanks to Hot Tipper for this warning of yet another strong arm robbery near UW:

At approximately 02:05 AM on December 10, 2010, two female UW students were walking near the alley west of NE 47th Street and 18th Avenue NE when adark colored SUV pulled up next to them and an unknown female suspect exited the SUV asking to use their cell phone. When the victims refused, the suspect attempted to grab the cell phone from one but was unsuccessful. The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground, took her purse and got back into the SUV, which drove away. The victims reported that the SUV was also occupied by 3 unknown males at the time of the robbery.


The victims were uninjured and were unable to provide a detailed description of the suspects. The vehicle was last seen traveling south on 18th Avenue NE towards NE 45th Street. SPD and UWPD officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the vehicle or suspects.


This incident is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under incident number 2010-424869.  If you have any additional information about this crime please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.