UW Police

November 23, 2020

11-23-20 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
November 23, 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 Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at 8:17 p.m., Seattle police were called to a report of a robbery at NE Campus Parkway and University Way NE. Three suspects had punched and kicked a man and took a computer tablet from him. The victim sustained injuries that required transport to the hospital. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

The victim was not able to describe what happened. The suspects were described by several witnesses as a man in his 30s wearing a blue hooded shirt, a man with dreadlocks and a woman wearing a yellow jacket. All were last seen walking together east on NE 41st Street. 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 20-327325. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:

  • Be aware of your surrounding and what is going on around you
  •  Cooperate with the robber’s instructions, if applicable
  •  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.