On March 22nd, at approximately 3:00 AM, an adult male was in the process of getting on his motorcycle in the 4700 Block of University Way NE, when an adult male suspect approached him and demanded his wallet. When the victim did not hand over his wallet, the suspect punched the victim in the face, and then began kicking him on the ground. The suspect fled on foot and was located a short time later by an officer at NE 45th and Brooklyn Avenue NE. The suspect was positively identified and arrested. The 21 year old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.
We’re working to find out if the suspect may be connected to a string of other robberies in the University District over the last few months, but this case doesn’t seem to fit the MO of the robbers in the previous incidents.