UW Police

July 17, 2020

6-22-20 Attempted Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
June 22, 2020
Attempted Robbery

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On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 11:40 p.m., Seattle police were called to take a report from the victim of a robbery that happened an hour earlier. He reported walking in the alley behind the 1300 block of NE Campus Place, near Alder Hall. A man approached him and threatened to rob him while displaying a handgun. The victim ran away and was chased briefly before he was able to get away from the suspect, uninjured.

The suspect is described as a man with dark complexion in his 30s, 6-foot-1 with a large build. He was wearing a blue face mask, white T-shirt and dark pants. The handgun was black and was in the suspect’s front waistband during the initial contact.

If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or the suspect, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011. The Seattle Police Department case report number is 20-194458. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
• Be aware of your surroundings and what is going on around you.
• Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
• 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 identifiers, etc.
• Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos.
• Direction of travel.

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