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Store Clerk Stabbed During U District Robbery, Detectives Investigating

Update: Detectives identified the suspect and North Precinct Anti-Crime Team officers arrested the 22-year-old female in the University District Thursday night.  She was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery and assault.

Robbery detectives are conducting the follow up investigation after a store employee was stabbed last night during a robbery in the University District.  The employee was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Just before 9:00 pm on Tuesday, officers responded to a reported stabbing and robbery in  the 4700 block of University Way NE.  Officers arrived and contacted the store employee, a 23-year-old male.  The male had been stabbed in the stomach and leg, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.  As the Seattle Fire Department was preparing to transport the victim to the hospital, the victim told officers what happened.

The employee stated that a woman entered the store and was acting suspiciously.  The victim stated that he watched as the suspect took several items and then left without paying.  The employee chased after her and caught up with her, asking for the items back.  The female began assaulting the victim, punching and kicking him.  The employee defended himself, recovered a few of the stolen items, and then walked back to the store.  The employee then noticed that he had been stabbed in the stomach and leg during the assault and called 911.

Officers responded along with a K-9 team, but the suspect was not located.  Robbery detectives responded and interviewed witnesses at the scene.  The suspect is described as a white female, in her thirties, 5’9″. thin build with red sores or marks on her face.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Seattle Police.