UW Police

12-10-2017 Robbery

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017


On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Seattle police responded to a reported robbery in the 5200 block of 19th Ave. NE. The victim was walking northbound on 19th Ave. NE when he was approached from behind by four or five men. One of them hit the victim with a closed fist. The others also started hitting and kicking him. The men then took the victim’s wallet, cell phone and money, and left the area in an unknown direction.

The victim sustained injuries to his face and cuts and scratches to his arms and hands. He was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire Department personnel and released.

All the suspects are described as men in their early 20s, approximately 5-foot-8, with slim builds. If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or suspects, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011. The case report number for this incident is 2017-454544.

To report a crime in progress or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
* Remain calm and do what the person demands you do.
* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

On campus, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:
* Call 911 immediately.
* Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer and other distinctive identifiers.
* Physical characteristics:  Describe height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.
* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile): Describe the last known location of the suspect.
* Suspect vehicle description:  color, year, model, make and license plate.
* Any weapons involved.

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