Officers Track Down Suspects In Mugging Near Pratt Park

Officers tracked down and arrested two robbers in the Central District Tuesday after they attacked a man and stole his wallet and shirt.

The victim was waiting at a bus stop at 21st Avenue and E. Yesler Way at about 3:45 pm when three suspects walked up to him and demanded money. The suspects then grabbed the victim’s wallet and a pink dress shirt—which the victim had just bought—and punched the victim in the head before they fled west on Yesler Way.

The victim followed the suspects to Pratt Park and then called 911.

Officers began searching around the park and found one suspect—a 29-year-old man—near 19th Avenue and S. Jackson Street. Officers also found and returned the victim’s ID and shirt.

The victim, who was bloodied but not seriously injured in the incident, was treated at the scene.

A bit further away from the park, near 16th Avenue and S. Weller Street, officers arrested a second suspect—a 27-year-old man on DOC supervision, who happens to be the 29-year-old suspect’s cousin.

Officers booked the 27-year-old and the 29-year-old into King County Jail for robbery.

Police are still looking for the third suspect in the robbery.