A male suspect remains at large after an armed robbery, assault and car-jacking of a teenager early this morning.
On March 1st at approximately 6:20 a.m. a patrol officer was leaving a 711 store in the 1500 block of East Madison Street when he observed the 17-year-old male victim at the store entry with blood on his face and shirt who appeared to have been in a fight. The officer asked the victim if he was okay and if he needed assistance or medical attention. The victim declined and used the store phone to apparently call a relative. The officer remained with the victim and after approximately 15 minutes the victim reported that he had been car-jacked at gunpoint.
The victim told the officer that he had been driving in the 1400 block of 15th Avenue when he saw the suspect on the street and slowed down thinking he was an acquaintance. The suspect approached the victim and pulled open the car door, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet and vehicle. The suspect took a debit card and demanded the PIN. The victim declined. The suspect proceeded to pistol-whip the victim and pull him out of his car. The suspect got into the victim’s white 2000 Ford Contour and drove away. He remains at large. The victim told the officer that he did not know the suspect.
The officer transported the victim to the East Precinct where he was later picked up by his mother.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, six feet tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, plaid shirt and khaki pants.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or the stolen vehicle is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.