Update: Robber Steals Hundreds of Dollars from Blind Man, Leaves Him a Cigarette

UPDATE: After receiving a number of tips from the public (thanks, folks!), officers tracked down the suspect in Pioneer Square Tuesday evening and arrested him near 2nd and Washington. After taking the man into custody, officers discovered he also had a warrant out of New York. Detectives interviewed the suspect and booked him into King County Jail as a fugitive and for investigation of robbery.

Robbery detectives need help identifying a suspect who robbed a blind man over the weekend outside of a downtown bank.

Around 7:30 AM on March 1st, the victim—who is legally blind—was using an ATM at the Bank of America in the 400 block of Pike Street when the suspect grabbed him from behind and demanded money.

After the victim handed over hundreds of dollars he’d just gotten from the ATM, the suspect, for some unexplained reason, gave the victim a cigarette and fled.

A witness helped the victim flag down an officer, who took a report and gave the victim a ride home.

If you recognize the suspect—pictured above with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth—please contact the Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.