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Strong arm robbery downtown, suspect arrested

On May 25th at approximately 3:45 AM, a man was walking in the area of Pike Street and Boren Avenue when an unknown male approached him and said “What’s up with you?”  The victim said nothing so the suspect swung a fist at him.  The victim ran westbound on Pike Street with the suspect chasing him.  The suspect caught up to the victim and grabbed at his backpack.  The victim was able to wrestle the suspect to the ground but when the suspect stated that he was “sorry” the victim let the suspect get up.  The suspect then grabbed the victim’s backpack again and ripped it open, spilling the contents onto the street.  The victim was able to retain his cell phone and call 911.  The victim saw the officers arrive and went back to retrieve his stuff.  The officers had stopped the suspect a short distance away and recovered several items from the suspect belonging to the victim.  The 35 year old male suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.