UW Police

03-27-2014 Strong Arm Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident
March 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Strong Arm Robbery-4700 Block of Brooklyn NE

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On Thursday, March 27, 2014, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Seattle Police were dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred in the 4700 block of Brooklyn Ave., N.E. Officers contacted the female victim at approximately 9:13 p.m. The victim related that she was walking southbound on the west side of Brooklyn, when she was approached from behind by the male suspect. The suspect grabbed for the victim’s iPhone in her hand. The victim struggled with the suspect to hang on to her iPhone; however, the suspect was able to pry it out of her hand and run. The victim chased the suspect a short distance as he fled north into the alley west of Brooklyn, where she lost sight of him. SPD checked the area for the suspect but did not locate him. The victim sustained some minor injuries to her hands as a result of the struggle with the suspect but was not hospitalized.

The suspect is described as medium- to dark-complexioned male, 18-21 years old, approximately 5’7″, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, with the hood over his head, and dark baggy pants. The suspect may have black hair and a black-stubble mustache.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit under case number 2014-93681. If you have information regarding this crime or the possible suspect please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011. If you see the suspect call 911 immediately; do not confront the suspect.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:
* Call 911 immediately in an emergency.
* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
* Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times.
* At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

If you suspect criminal activity, 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, eyes, hair, mannerisms
* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).
* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.
* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos
* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.