Pedestrian Robbed at Gunpoint in South Seattle

Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a 47-year-old man at gunpoint early this morning.

At approximately 2:25 a.m. officers responded to the report of an armed robbery of a pedestrian in South Seattle.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim was walking in the 5600 block of MLK Jr. Way South when he was confronted by two suspects, a male and a female.  The female demanded the victim’s backpack and wallet.  The victim exchanged words with the woman and walked away.  At that point the male suspect produced a silver handgun, and “racked” the slide (loading a round into the firing chamber).  The victim heard this and feared he was going to be shot.  Even though at that point he was a few yards north of the suspects, he gave up his backpack and wallet.  The suspects fled southeast on foot.

Responding officers flooded into the area, set up containment, and started a canine track.  King County’s police helicopter, “Guardian 1″, heard the call and flew into the area.  Despite the concerted effort, the suspects remain at large.

Officers interviewed the victim, who was not injured, and drove him home.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1: Mexican or Asian male, 26-27 years old, 5’4″ tall, 150 pounds, long black hair, small mustache, wearing a long black jacket and black pants.

Suspect #2: White female, 26-27 years old, 5’4” tall, long hair in a ponytail, wearing a long black jacket and a white shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.