UW Police

03-27-18 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus

Robbery

March 28, 2018

At 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, Seattle police responded to help two men who had been walking in the 5200 Block of 20th Avenue NE and were approached by two men who displayed handguns and demanded their money. The victims, both UW students, cooperated with the suspects and gave them an undisclosed amount of cash. They were not injured. A third suspect stood in the area while the robbery took place. The three suspects joined another man waiting across the street in an older model Nissan, possibly an Altima, black in color with damage. The four suspects were last seen driving east on NE 54th Street.

Seattle police responded but were not able to locate the vehicle or the suspects. The victims were described as follows: The first was a black man, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-10, skinny, wearing a black puffy jacket and dark pants, and holding a black handgun. The second was a black man, 20-30 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-feet, skinny, wearing dark clothing with possible white stripes on his shirt. His hair was medium to long, possibly in braids, wearing a dark cloth doo rag and holding a dark handgun. The third suspect stood in the background and was described as a black man in dark clothing. The fourth suspect was a black man later seen leaving in the older Nissan with the others. 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 18-0108718. 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