UW Police

July 17, 2020

7-1-20 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
July 1, 2020

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On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 12:05 a.m., Seattle police were called to take a report from two victims of a robbery that happened a few minutes earlier on the west sidewalk of the 4700 block of 19th Ave. NE. The victims reported being approached by three men. One suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money. One victim removed money from his wallet and gave it to one of the suspects. Afterward, the suspects walked away north on 19th Ave. NE. Neither victim was injured during the incident. Seattle Police were not able to locate the suspects.

The suspects were described as 1) Male with dark complexion, 20s, 5-foot-8, medium build, wearing a black jacket with no sleeves, dark pants, a mask, a beanie and possessed a black pistol; 2) Male with dark complexion, 20s, 6-foot-0, stocky build, wearing a jacket with gray trim, a dark beanie and a mask; 3) Male with light complexion, late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-7, thin build, wearing dark clothing, a dark beanie and black sunglasses.

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 20-201684. 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.