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Sexual assault and robbery in West Seattle

A woman was attacked as she walked home after getting off a bus in the evening of April 15th.  At approximately 10:20 pm,  the woman got off a bus on Delridge Way SW and was walking eastbound on SW Trenton Street while talking on her cellphone.  She suddenly became aware of a suspect behind her, who attacked her and pulled her into an alley.  The suspect was armed with a gun and the victim was assaulted.  The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and left on foot.

Officers and a K-9 team responded quickly, set up containment, and conducted an extensive area search, but did not locate the suspect.  The suspect is described as a black male , mid-late twenties, dark complexion, and  medium height.  He was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants, black basketball shoes, and an orange bandana covering his mouth.  He was also described as possibly being high on drugs and having a “foul” body odor.  The suspect was armed with a gun.

Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit are handling the follow up investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.