Officers Arrest Suspect In University District Robbery

Officers arrested an 18-year-old man in the University District today after he attacked and tried to rob a man as he was leaving a pot shop.

Just after 10 AM, the victim walked out of a marijuana shop in the 1000 block of NE 45th Street and was approached by the suspect and another man, who asked for some marijuana. The victim declined, but said he’d give them a few dollars. He pulled out his wallet and gave the two men a small amount of cash.

The victim then continued on his way, but soon felt someone tugging at his wallet. As he turned around, the 18-year-old man punched him and pushed him to the ground.

The suspect continued to punch and kick the victim as he lay on the street and demanded his wallet.

A witness flagged down officers, who arrested the 18-year-old man and booked him into the King County Jail for robbery.