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Robbery suspects at large

On 1/17/09 at 2:38 am, two men approached the three adult victims in the 4700 block of 16th NE  and asked the victims for cigarettes.  The three victims declined to give them cigarettes, and remembered seeing them outside their frat house nearby.  The two suspects then asked for the victims’ wallets and money; again the victims declined.  The victims reported that the suspects each removed a silver handgun from their jacket and racked the slides.  They again demanded money from the victims.  The victims insisted they had no money to give.  One of the suspects struck one of the victims in the face with the butt of his gun, causing minor injuries, and then chased after the victim as he ran toward the frat house.  The suspect tackled the victim and again struck him with the butt of his gun, this time in the back of his head.  The other suspect and two victims remained at the scene.  The second suspect soon returned and left the scene with his accomplice.  The injured victim was treated by Seattle Fire at the scene and then transported to an area hospital.

An area check for the suspects was negative. The investigation continues.