UW Police

April 24, 2018

04-23-18 Armed Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
Armed Robbery
April 24, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:53 p.m., a man standing on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of 12th Avenue NE was approached by two men with handguns who demanded his property. After the men had the items, they left southbound on 12th Ave NE in a smaller black Honda or Toyota. There was a 30-minute delay from the time of the robbery to the victim reporting it to police. The victim admitted that earlier in the evening he had been selling drugs in the area. He was not injured.

Seattle police responded but were not able to locate the suspects. The victim described them as two black men, both 6 feet tall with slim builds. The first suspect was wearing a gray hoodie jacket and jeans. The second was wearing a black hoodie jacket. Both displayed handguns and had their jackets pulled up over their faces.

If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or the suspects, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.  The Seattle Police Department case report number is 18-143551. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

.               Avoid confrontations whenever possible.

.               When walking at night, do so with others or use Nightwalk on campus.

.               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 design identifiers, etc.

.               Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos.

.               Direction of travel, and whether traveling by foot or automobile.

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