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Armed Robbery of citizen

On December 17th at approximately 9:54 p.m. the 15-year-old male victim was walking home in the area of 24th Avenue South and East Yesler Way.  The adult male suspect ran up to the victim from behind and began walking next to him.  The suspect then stood in front of the victim and pulled a gold chain necklace off of the victim’s neck.  The suspect then pulled a small black handgun from his pocket and put the barrel of the gun to the victim’s chest and warned the victim to forget about him.  The suspect kept the necklace and fled on foot. 

Investigation indicates that the suspect and victim are not known to each other.  Responding officers and K-9 units conducted an extensive area search however, the suspect remains at large.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years of age, 5’9″ tall, 160 pounds, with black, shoulder-length dreadlocks, gold teeth, and was last seen wearing a red baseball cap and dark-colored denim pants.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately.