Armed Robbery, Assault in South Seattle

A male victim was taken to the hospital after being beaten and robbed at gunpoint while walking down the sidewalk in South Seattle.

On October 19th at approximately 5:30 a.m. the male victim was walking down the sidewalk in the 4800 block of 37th Avenue South South when he was stopped by a male suspect brandishing a black handgun.  A second suspect, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, grabbed the victim from behind and began to search the victim’s pockets.  The victim broke free and ran a short distance northbound but was caught and taken to the ground by the hooded suspect.  The suspect covered the victim’s head with his jacket and struck the victim multiple times on the head with a blunt object.  The suspect then went through the victim’s pockets and removed a cell phone and i-Pad.

Both suspects fled northbound on 37th Avenue South and westbound on South Edmunds Street.  The victim walked southbound and called 911 from a coffee shop in the 3800 block of South Edmunds Street.

An area search by responding officers was negative (approximately 30 minutes had transpired from the time of the robbery/assault until the 911 call was placed).

Fire department medics treated the victim at the scene and he was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

This incident remains under active investigation.  There are no suspect descriptions available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.