UW Police

October 6, 2020

9-29-20 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
September 29, 2020

This message is being communicated to all faculty, staff and Seattle campus students with the approval of the UW Police Department. This message is sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed on or near campus. This is not a UW Alert message. For information regarding UW Alert and to sign up to receive UW Alert notifications, visit www.uwalert.org.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., Seattle police were called to a report of a robbery at a bank in the 1300 block of NE 45th St. After obtaining money, the suspect was last seen heading eastbound on NE 45th St. Seattle police were not able to locate the suspect. No weapon was seen.

The suspect was dressed in a hooded, baggy, blue outer-shell jacket. Under the blue jacket, the suspect was wearing a gray/white Dodgers sweatshirt. The suspect also had a neck gaiter on which was possibly attached to a hood. The hood was over the suspect’s head. The suspect wore round-rimmed 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 20-279595. 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.
  • Cooperate with the robber and avoid surprises
  • 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.