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Detectives Investigating After Man Found Injured, Robbed In Belltown

Detectives are trying to determine what happened to a 33-year-old man who left a wedding reception early Monday morning and was found bloodied on a Belltown street several hours later, missing his wallet, watch and cellphone.

Police are still working to piece details of the case together, but detectives believe the man was with his friends in the wedding party until about 1:30 AM on September 15th, when he left a hotel at 4th Avenue and Stewart Street. The man and a group of friends—who were all wearing matching tuxedos—had planned to go to a bar in Pike Alley, but he never arrived at the bar. The man’s friends apparently did not realize he was missing.

After the bar closed at 2:30 AM, the wedding party was walking back to their hotel when an ambulance driver stopped them and said he had just transported a man—found unconscious, injured and wearing a matching tuxedo—to Harborview. The group then realized they had not seen the 33-year-old man at the bar.

Police were first notified of the incident at 12:30 in the afternoon on the 16th, and an officer was dispatched to Harborview to take a report. The 33-year-old man was unconscious, but when officers learned the man’s wallet, cellphone and watch had been taken, they referred the case to the Robbery Unit.

Detectives are still investigating whether the 33-year-old man—who has been in and out of consciousness this week—was attacked, but because he was missing his wallet and other items, police are investigating the case as a robbery.

If you saw a man in a tuxedo near 4th and Blanchard late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, or have any other information about this case, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.