UW Police

August 11, 2021

08-11-21 Robbery, Seattle Campus

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
August 11, 2021

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On Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 11:54 p.m., UW Police Department officers were called to a robbery in the E-12 parking lot, south of Husky Stadium. A woman reported that three men had approached her near her car, took her purse and keys, and injured her wrist. The suspects drove away with her Hyundai Santa Fe SUV northbound on Montlake Boulevard. The victim, a UW employee, was treated at the scene. Police were unable to apprehend the suspects.

A similar incident occurred on July 29 at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the E-19 parking lot, adjacent to E-12, when four men approached a woman, displayed a gun, stole her Honda Civic and drove away northbound on Montlake Boulevard. The victim, a UW employee, was not injured.

Both cases remain under investigation.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the University of Washington Police Department at 206-685-8973. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.