Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
April 2, 2018
On March 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM a man and woman walking in the 4700 block of 18th Avenue NE were approached by three suspects that demanded their wallets. One suspect produced a handgun after the victims stated they did not have wallets. Both victims showed the suspects their cell phones and keys. The suspect with the handgun told the victims to run away. The victims, both UW students, ran south and were able to get away without being injured and without the theft of their property. The suspects were last seen walking north.
Seattle police responded but were not able to locate the suspects. The victims described the suspects as follows: The first was a black man, early 20’s, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, wearing a black bandana, gray hoodie and armed with a handgun. The second suspect was a black man, early 20’s, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, wearing a gray hoodie. The third suspect was a black man, early 20’s, also 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, wearing a gray hoodie. If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or the suspects, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011. The Seattle Police Department case report number is 18-114162. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.
Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
* When walking at night, do so with others or use Nightwalk on campus.
* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
If you suspect criminal activity, here is some helpful information to pass on to the police:
* Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.
* Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos.
* Direction of travel, and whether traveling by foot or automobile.
Contact the University of Washington Police Community Engagement Unit at 206-685-1916 for additional crime prevention information.