UW Police

04-13-2014 Strong Arm Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident

April 13, 2014 7:30 a.m.

Strong Arm Robbery-NE 45th/Montlake Blvd.

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On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Seattle Police were dispatched to a reported robbery that had occurred at the bus stop at NE 45th Street and Montlake Boulevard NE. The victim was a male that had been confronted by two males and a female. One male punched the man and forcibly took his backpack. The three suspects walked away but apparently saw the victim using a cell phone. They returned, assaulted him again and stole his cell phone. The suspects were last seen boarding a bus that left the area. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault.

The three suspects were described by the victim. Two were described as black males, the aggressor about 14 years old wearing all dark clothing. The woman was described as a black female about 21 years old. No further description was provided.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit under assigned case number 14-112800. If you were a witness or have information regarding this crime or the possible suspects please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.  If you see the suspects call 911 immediately; do not confront them.

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.

* On campus, 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.