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Robbery near Convention Center

On July 1st, at approximately 12:30 AM, East Precinct officers responded to Swedish Hospital to take a robbery report from a victim.  The victim stated that he had been walking on the street near the Convention Center overpass in the 700 Block of Pike Street when he was confronted by an unknown suspect who struck him in the head with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground.  The victim stated he did not see the suspect coming at him prior to the assault.

While the victim was on the ground, the suspect demanded his property, and the victim handed over his wallet.  The suspect fled the area on foot and was last seen heading southbound on 7th Avenue.  The vicitm did not report the incident until he got to the hospital.  Officers conducted an area check, but because of the time delay, were unable to locate the suspect.  The suspect is described as a black male, medium height and build, dark skin, wearing a black ski mask, black t shirt, and jeans.