Strong arm robbery in Leschi neighborhood

On February 29th, at approximately 9:35 pm, a male and female got off a Metro bus in the 800 Block of 30th Avenue South.  As they were walking home, an unknown suspect, who was also on the same bus,  approached them from behind and knocked the male to the ground.  The suspect took the victim’s debit card.  The female attempted to walk away, but the suspect knocked her down as well and took her cell phone.  The suspect then left the area.  The victims sustained minor scratches from the assault.

East Precinct officers responded to the area, as well as a K9 team, but the suspect was already gone.  The suspect was described as a black male, in his 30’s, bald, and wearing a dark trench coat.