UW Police

10-09-2017 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus

Monday, October 9, 2017

Robbery

On Monday, Oct.  9, 2017 at approximately 6:40 p.m. University of Washington police responded to a reported robbery in the 3500 block of NE 41st Street involving two juvenile male victims. The boys were walking on the sidewalk in the area when they were approached by three unknown juvenile male suspects. One of the suspects hit both boys in the face with a closed fist. After assaulting the victims, the suspects took a cell phone from one of them and a cell phone charger and $5 from the other. The first victim was able to get his phone back before the suspects ran eastbound on NE 41st Street and got into a car driven by fourth person. The car is described as a gray BMW with an SUV body style.

One of the victims was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire Department for minor injuries to the face. The other victim did not sustain any injuries. Both were released at the scene to their parents.

The first suspect is described as a 15- or 16-year-old male wearing a red beanie cap, a puffy jacket, blue jeans and shoes. The second suspect is described as a 15- or 16-year-old male wearing a blue and gray rain coat and shorts. The third suspect is described as a 15- or 16-year-old male wearing a white T-shirt with the word “Thrasher” on the front, and gray sweat pants. If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or suspect, please call the University of Washington Police Department at 206-457-6398. The case report number for this incident is 2017-00034622.

To report a crime in progress or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

* Remain calm and do what the person demands you do.

* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.

* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

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:

* Call 911 immediately.

* Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer and other distinctive identifiers.

* Physical characteristics:  Describe height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile): Describe the last known location of the suspect.

* Suspect vehicle description:  color, year, model, make and license plate.

* Any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit at 206-685-1916 for additional crime prevention information.