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Suspect wasn’t sure if he should “pull out” his gun during an assault and robbery

Two suspects attacked and robbed a man in West Seattle with a baseball bat. On 5/23/13, just shortly before midnight the victim was walking in the 1600 block of SW Barton St to a friend’s house when an older model white car pulled up next to him. S1 and S2 jumped out of the car. S1 had a baseball bat and struck the victim on the lower right back area then used the bat to push the victim onto the ground.

The victim heard S2 (suspect without the bat) asking if he should “pull out” his gun as he began reaching towards his waist. The victim was not sure if S2 was asking him or S1 about pulling the gun out.

The victim did not see a gun but believed S2 had one. The suspects took the victim’s laptop bag containing a laptop and other miscellaneous items. The suspects ran back to their car and it left eastbound on SW Barton St. The victim believed there was a third suspect who was driving the car because it began to leave as soon as the other suspects had entered the vehicle. Officers responded to the area and conducted an area search with negative results. Suspect and vehicle information was circulated to patrol officers.  

The victim sustained small abrasions on his hands and knees from being pushed to ground. He declined medics.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male late teen to early 20’s, dark skin, with a red bandana over face, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect 2- is described as black male late teen to early 20’s, dark skin, aviator sunglasses, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect 3- Unknown