Three strong-arm robberies in Ballard

On April 25th between 11:00 p.m. and midnight, North Precinct patrol officers responded to 3 strong-arm robberies in Ballard.

The first robbery occurred in the 5600 block of Phinney Avenue N at 11:12 p.m.  An adult female victim was accosted by 2 young adult males.  They demanded her cell phone.  Upon receiving it, they fled.

The second robbery occurred at 11:35 p.m. in the 3200 block of NW Market Street.  This time, 3 young adult male suspects attacked an adult male victim.  They struck him once in the head and knocked him to the ground.  The victim surrendered his cash to the suspects and they fled.  The victim declined medical attention.

The third incident occurred at 11:51 p.m. in the 2400 block of NW 58 Street.  An adult male victim was confronted by 4 young adult male suspects as he was walking home.  The suspects implied that they had a weapon but the victim did not see one.  The victim ran into his home, armed himself with a shotgun and chased the suspects away.

At 12:14 a.m., citizens residing in the 1700 block of NW 61 Street called 911 to report suspicious persons outside their home.  It appeared that they matched the suspects from the earlier robberies.  Twelve police units and a K-9 officer rushed to the area in an attempt to catch them.  A possible suspect was stopped in the 2400 block of NW 59 Street.  He was and identified and released pending further investigation.  An additional hour of searching did not yield any other results.

Robbery detectives will be following up on these cases.