Can You Identify This Violent Robber?

A Seattle man was brutally assaulted and robbed downtown and detectives are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect. 

Surveillance video of the attack—taken August 24, 2012 at approximately midnight—shows the 30-year-old male victim walking alone down an alley in the 300 block of Lenora Street downtown.  A lone male suspect quickly approaches the victim from behind and strikes him on the head with what appears to be his fist. 

The victim is knocked to the ground, unconscious.  The suspect is then seen rummaging through the victim’s pockets and flipping the victim’s limp body over twice on the pavement. The suspect ultimately stole the victim’s wallet, cell phone and shoulder bag and fled the scene, leaving the victim lying on the pavement.  Detectives are now trying to identify the suspect.

A witness observed this brutal attack but was not in a position to assist — other than calling 911.  Officers arrived on scene and called medics. The victim, a Seattle man, was transported to Harborview Medical Center where it was discovered he had sustained a broken jaw in the robbery/assault.  He was treated at the hospital and has since been released, and is currently recovering from his injuries. 

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’10” tall, 240 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and red baseball cap. 

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 Robbery Detective Tom Healy at (206) 684-5537 and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

Warning: This criminal assault may be disturbing for some to watch. 

UPDATE: Detectives have obtained additional surveillance camera footage, which provides another look at the suspect in this case:

Again, anyone with information about this case should call 911 or Seattle Police Robbery Detective Tom Healy at (206) 684-5537 and refer to this incident.