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Woman Retains Her Necklace After Robbery Attempt

A woman was able to retain her necklace after a robber tried to pull it from her neck in broad daylight in South Seattle yesterday.

On April 12th at 10:15 a.m. officers responded to the 7100 block of MLK Jr. Way South for the report of an attempted strong-arm robbery in a parking lot.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the female victim was walking in the parking lot of the King Plaza in the 7100 block of MLK Jr. Way South when a male suspect ran by her and grabbed her necklace. The victim grabbed for her necklace and as the clasp broke it fell into her hands. The suspect continued on running through the parking lot and out through the breezeway onto 38th Avenue South. He then fled in an unknown direction.

Responding officers conducted an area search however, the suspect remains at large.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and black pants.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.

Anonymous tips are welcome.