Two street robberies in South Seattle

On December 22nd, at approximately 11:13 pm, South Precinct officers responded to the 3300 Block of South Graham Street to investigate a strong arm robbery of a pedestrian.  The victim stated that he was walking westbound on South Graham carrying a grocery bag when he was passed  by a group of 7-8 black male teens walking eastbound.  One of the suspects then walked up behind the victim and grabbed the bag from him.  The group then left the area southbound.

Officers arrived quickly and began an area search.  Several possible suspects matching the initital description were stopped and detained by officers, but the victim stated that the individuals were not involved.    The 51 year old male victim was not injured during the incident.

In the second robbery, approximately fifteen minutes later, South Precinct officers responded to the 1200 Block of South Lucile Street at approximately 11:31 pm for a report of a robbery involving a weapon.  The 20 year old male victim stated that he was approached by two male suspects who asked if they could use his cell phone.  The victim stated they could and handed over his phone.  At that point, according to the victim, after taking the phone from him, the first suspect pushed the victim to the ground, used a stun gun on him, and punched him in the face.  The suspects then fled the area northbound.  Officers and a K-9 team searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.  The suspects were described as an Asian male, 5’9″, 200 pounds, with a long pony tail.  The second suspect was described as a black male, 6’1″, wearing a basketball jersey.  The victim was transported to the hospital to have his injury treated. 

Robbery detectives will handle the follow up investigations.