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Several Street Robberies in West Seattle, One Suspect Arrested, Another Identified

Officers in West Seattle are investigating two, possibly three robberies that occurred the last few nights near Westwood Village in West Seattle.  Officers contacted a group of possible suspects nearby and one adult was positively idenitified and arrested for robbery.  A juvenile female was also identified as being involved.  She was interviewed and released to the custody of her mother.

Last night, around 11:30 pm, officers responded to a report of a strong arm robbery that occurred outside the QFC in Westwood Village.  Officers arrived and met with the victim.  He stated that a group of 6-8 males and females had approached him, asked what time it was, and then assaulted him and took his cell phone. Seattle Fire also responded to treat the victim’s cuts and abrasions.  The injuries did not require any further medical treatment.   The victim told officers that the suspects then fled.  While officers were interviewing the victim, other officers located four suspects at 35th Avenue SW and SW Roxbury Street.  The victim was able to positively idenitify one of the adult males in the group, as well as a juvenile female as being involved in his attack and robbery.  Both suspects were arrested and taken to the precinct.  The male was later booked into the King County Jail for robbery while the female was released to her mother. The victim’s phone was not located.

During the investigation, officers recovered items such as credit and debit cards near the scene of the robbery.  The names on some of the cards included a  victim from a  reported robbery earlier in the night near the West Seattle Junction.  Officers also are looking at a connection to a reported strong arm robbery reported the night before, also in West Seattle.  Officers wrote a detailed report linking  two of the robberies,  and detectives from the Robbery Unit will handle the follow up investigation.